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100 years ago: Yale scientist arrives to study fossil at KU

November 19, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 19, 1911:

"The fame of the University of Kansas extends far, even to Yale, for that institution famous among the American colleges has sent a representative expressly to study the pterodactyl in the Kansas University museum. Yesterday Dr. George F. Eaton of Yale arrived here.... Dr. Eaton stated this pterodactyl or flying reptile is the second best and most valuable pterodactyl material in the world. The first best, he says, is in the collection of the Yale museum.... It is doubtful if the people of Lawrence really appreciate the Museum on Mount Oread. They go away from home and rave over wonders that they see yet here at home, there are some of the most valuable curiosities in the world. The collection is one that is known among scientists and it should be better known among the people at home."

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