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Re: FW a notice for a dummy :-))
I can't answer Mary's question, but on one of my many summer trips along
the Hi-Line, I finally was worn down by the museum's advertising sign so
I stopped in.
The building is rather small, and there isn't a lot of room for displays,
but what they had up was interesting. The admission price was
$5.00/person (1990s-pricing). Not expensive admission, but not cheap
either, because you can see everything in about 15 minutes. When I was
there, the dino mummy hadn't been collected yet.
BTW: For anyone interested in experiencing small town Americana, driving
the Hi-Line is worth it. The towns have remained largely unchanged since
the 1960s ("unchanged" in the good sense). Watching the blazing summer
sun come up while I was eating pancakes, ham, and coffee in a 1940's
brick diner in downtown Havre is one of my fond memories.
On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 12:30:12 -0400 (EDT) MKIRKALDY@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 4/15/2005 9:24:01 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Danvarner@aol.com writes:
> The newspaper story states:
> << "I'm a scientist, first and foremost," said Nate Murphy, the
> paleontologist who helped find Leonardo and publicly unveiled him
> to great
> fanfare in 2002. "A specimen like Leonardo, he's our marquis
> specimen and
> deserves to be studied. I am getting all sorts of pressure from
> museums around the
> country to let them take him and do the research. They've got deep
> but once you give a specimen to another institution, it's hard to
> get him
> back." >>
> < Who are these deep-pocketed museums around the country so
> willing to
> snatch Leonardo from his rightful home? America wants to know!
> And so do I
> because I've never met a museum with deep pockets or even shallow
> ones for
> that matter. Signed, DV, a marquis specimen in his own right.>
> Who actually owns Leonardo and the other finds in the Judith River
> Institute/Phillips County Museum? Mr. Murphy is also listed as the
> curator of the Makoshika Dinosaur Museum.