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Re: St. George dinosaur sit site



The St. George dinosaur track site was found on private lands (Riverside
Drive property). I understand that the family has donated the tracks to the
city of St. George.

Is the City the driving force behind the destruction of these impressions or
is the contractor the villain?

Does the Antiquities Act of 1906 ever come into play?

Good Dinosaur Hunting,

Dave Friend
Prehistorics Illustrated
http://prehistoricsillustrated.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paleotracks" <paleotracks@prehistoricsillustrated.com>
To: "Dinosaur Mailing List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: St. George dinosaur sit site


> Surely someone like Jim Kirkland, the state paleontologist, would have
some
> clout to get a stop order on this unnecessary destruction of a valuable
> find. Seems like an ironic instance of commerce over science.
>
> Good Dinosaur Hunting,
>
> Dave Friend
> Prehistorics Illustrated
> http://prehistoricsillustrated.com
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <MKIRKALDY@aol.com>
> To: <jdhexen@unr.edu>; <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 8:38 AM
> Subject: Re: St. George dinosaur sit site
>
>
> > In a message dated 3/28/2004 11:31:25 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > jdhexen@unr.edu writes:
> >
> > < If they are really going to do this as fast as tomorrow,  there should
> be
> > someone in Utah who could take legal action? >
> > I looked hopefully for Jim Kirkland to appear and perhaps say something
> about
> > legal action.  The only person who talked was the volunteer coordinator.
> The
> > url in my original post has:  "How to Help - To volunteer at the Johnson
> Farm
> > Dinosaur Track Site, call Theresa Walker at (435) 703-3776."
> >
> > <  Get a tpo of some kind to postpone the destruction of the trackways.
> Do
> > you know if anyone is trying that. Jane D>
> > No, I don't, but with the number of paleontologists who have visited the
> site
> > (and St. George also has a city paleontologist), you would think so.
> >
> > Mary
> >
>