Petrified Tree Trunk - OKC Zoo - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: hamquilter
N 35° 31.355 W 097° 28.233
14S E 638677 N 3932073
Quick Description: A fascinating specimen of ancient times.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2010 11:57:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMA3HD
Along one of the pathways throughout the Oklahoma City Zoo, outside the Herpetarium building, is a display of a petrified tree trunk.
The plaque states: "Petrified tree trunk found near Berwyn, Oklahoma estimated by geologists to be more than five million years old. Presented to Oklahoma City by Will S. Guthrie, Board of Park Commissioners 1919-1934."
The town where this petrified tree trunk was found is located just East of Interstate 35, northeast of Ardmore, in Carter County, OK. It is located along the Santa Fe Railroad line that ran through the Oklahoma Territory. The town of Berwyn was renamed "Gene Autry" in 1941, as it was the boyhood home of that famous cowboy.
Type of Display: Geological
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