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Fossils at Blue Licks, 1946

Posted on October 10, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Victor K. Dodge, Lexington, and Dr. W. R. Jillson, Frankfort, were pictured at excavations near Blue Licks Battlefield State Park in Robertson County where bones of prehistoric animals were found. Known as the site of the last battle of the American Revolution, it is also an important historical site due to the discovery of fossils of large animals that once visited the salt licks formed from the springs in the area. This Saturday Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park will hold a fossils of Kentucky event where paleontologist/interpretive naturalist Alan Goldstein will look at local fossils and help identify fossils brought to the event. Published in the Lexington Herald September 16, 1946. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Victor K. Dodge of Lexington, and geologist W. R. Jillson  of Frankfort were at excavations near Blue Licks Battlefield State Park in Robertson County, where bones of prehistoric animals were found. Known as the site of the last battle of the American Revolution, it also is an important paleontological site because of the discovery of fossils of large animals that once visited the salt licks that had formed from the springs in the area. On Saturday, Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park will host an event where paleontologist and interpretive naturalist Alan Goldstein will look at local fossils and help identify fossils that visitors bring. Published in the Lexington Herald on Sept. 16, 1946. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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