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Oramel and Ira

Oberlin Ohio JoAnn and I walked the gorgeous campus of Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio while looking into their archives on May 26, 2015.  Oramel Lucas attended college there, both before and after his days of digging dinosaurs in Canon City. We were...
The Three Rocks

The Three Rocks

There are only a handful of drawings and photographs of the ranch when the Felch family lived there. The drawing above by Loretta Bailey presents an inviting picture of Marshall, Amanda, Sadie, Ned, and Emerson getting the wagon packed on a lovely morning.  The ranch...
1877

1877

Grinders, Claws, Darwin, and Dinosaurs Paleontologists and geologists had a pretty solid understanding of our planets remarkable history by the mid 1800’s. This is lightly touched on in a background story called Grinders, Claws, Darwin, and Dinosaurs. The...
Kids, Corn, Cows, and old Bones

Kids, Corn, Cows, and old Bones

In 2018, the old Felch Ranch was put up for sale. JoAnn, being a realtor, had a client interested in seeing it. I tagged along because I had been wanting to help visualize where the old ranch sat in relation to the creek and where the historic spring sat on the...
Grinders, Claws, Darwin, and Dinosaurs

Grinders, Claws, Darwin, and Dinosaurs

The illustration above was painted by Beth Zaiken and is on display at the New York State Museum located at the southern end of the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany New York. Beth was contacted by the museum to create background murals for...