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Marshall’s Masterpiece

Marshall’s Masterpiece

The image above by Dr. Kenneth Carpenter is a scientific view of what the Marsh Felch Dinosaur Quarry looked like about 152 million years ago. It is shown in comparison to what it looks like today.       The quarry site today represents layers of inter-bedded...
Without a Scratch

Without a Scratch

Professor Marsh relied extensively on field excavators like Marshall Felch out west while back home at the Peabody Museum of Natural History he needed fossil preparators, illustrators, and paleontologists to complete a solid identification of a species. The Peabody...
Rejoicing in Four or Five Languages

Rejoicing in Four or Five Languages

A Gigantic Jigsaw Puzzle “In the ‘eighties, still another collector whose work was of great value to Marsh was M. P. Felch, who had helped Mudge and Williston at Canon City in 1877. When Marsh’s appointment as vertebrate paleontologist to the United States...

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...