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place names and fossils



Here is a link to a page about a fascinating Native American Legend about the giant beaver, Castoroides ohioensis in the Connecticut River Valley:
http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/conn.river/nalegend.html


The legend could pertain to either prehistoric peoples' direct contact with the giant beaver or fossils of it ( "...and his carcass turned to stone.")

Bruce Danz