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Paleontology and FossilsPhillips Park Visitors Center & Mastodon Gallery - Aurora, IL

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Showcases the mastodon bones that were unearthed in the park during a 1934 Civil Works Administration Project. The skull being the largest of the artifacts, weighs 188 pounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/2/2016

last visited: 6/16/2016

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Paleontology and FossilsField Museum - Chicago, IL

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The centerpiece of the collection is Sue the dinosaur. The 42 foot long fossil was found on August 12, 1990 near Faith, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!

location: Illinois

date approved: 1/28/2013

last visited: 7/15/2017

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