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Re: Marshall Lambert
The Carter County museum in Ekalaka is a spectacular place. I was just
up there last fall. If you have not been there, it is time to be
surprised. Ekalaka Montana is just a little country town in far
eastern Montana but Hell Creek surrounds the place and some other
tremendous specimens in addition to the Pachy skull at the AMNH have
been found near there. There is a tric skull in it's prepared splendor
in one corner. Most spectacular is the completely articulated
Hadrosaur display in another corner. They are not behind a glass wall
and you can literally reach out and touch one. Numerous other fossils
decorate the halls as well as being in a unique stone building with a
character all to it's own. Remember, this impressive display is in a
town of less than 500 inhabitants. Before the museum was established
by Marshall, most of the specimens were stored in the country High
Schools basement. Marshall Lambert was a cornerstone to collecting,
recovering and preserving vertebrate treasures in the west. I am sorry
to hear of his passing.
Regarding the lack of street address. It will get there as there are
only a dozen or so streets in the town and the post master knows
everyone. Welcome to small town Montana.
On Sep 14, 2005, at 11:08 AM, Danvarner@aol.com wrote:
I'm taking the liberty of forwarding this from the vrtpaleo list.
Lambert was the nucleus of an enthusiastic group of amateurs in
were the discoverers of the skull of Pachycephalosaurus, which they
to the American Museum of Natural History. When I was a kid I dreamed
going to high school there where the extraciricular activity was
Hell Creek exposures with Marshall Lambert. DV
<< The following news comes from Joseph Hartman (University of North
and is forwarded at his request.
Marshall Lambert died September 9, 2005, in Ekalaka, Montana. He was
rest Monday, September 12, 2005. A memorial has been established in
at the Carter County Museum. Mail can be addressed to his son, Brice
Lambert, in Ekalaka, Montana, 59324 (no street or box address).
Marshall was honored
by the Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (banquet), the Society of
Paleontology (by declaration), and the Paleontological Society
Award) for his long service to amateur-advocation paleontology,
assistance to many
professional paleontologists, and making the Carter County Museum the
that it is today. >>