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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

1895 :: Bone of a Mastadon

Rockdale, Milam Co., Tex., April 14. -- Andrew Strelsky, living six miles north of town on Little river, came in town yesterday with the bone of an animal supposed to be from a mastadon. What part of the animal it represents has not yet been determined, but it is believed to be the lower jaw. It would represent from its dimensions, an animal about twenty or twenty-two feet high. It is in a very good state of preservation. About three years ago the foreleg of such an animal was found on the banks of the Brazos above Velasco, which probably came from the same source, floated there by a rise in the river. This section, from the number of specimens, was at one time the feeding grounds for these large animals. An investigation will be made. The bone is now at the drug store of Wallis & Glesecke. Galveston Daily News, April 15, 1895

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