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Re: paleohistory

>One of [Jefferson's] directives to Lewis & Clark was to seek evidence of
>living examples of the giant ground sloth and other animals that may not have
>become extinct out west.

    Actually Jefferson had no inkling that sloths (especially giant ones)
existed on the North American continent.  He did, however, own a giant
ground sloth claw that he misidentified as that of a giant lion's.
   Hope this wasn't too far off the dino subject. . .

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