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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...
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...