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Re: Cowboys, Scientists, and Fossils

My relationships with the "local cowboys" (literally) around here (Montana/Wyoming border north of Gillette Wyoming) are based on trust, mutual respect, need and neighborhood. It would be very hard indeed to make inroads with most local populations without living there. This is why I have contracted paleontological access to over 28000 acres of Hell Creek now. Now all I need is a few lifetimes to look at it all.

If any of you are interested in seeing a report on a national level sporting event that occurred two days ago on Cretaceous Hell Creek Boulders at my ranch, go to:


No fossils were destroyed in the filming of this event. There will be HD DVD and national TV footage out during the next few months.

I was kind of hoping that this activity would expose something new but alas no luck so far.

Frank (Rooster) Bliss
MS Biostratigraphy
Weston, Wyoming

On Jul 12, 2008, at 9:32 AM, Michael Patrick Corriss wrote:

One of the best Cowboy books I've ever read is James H. Cook _Fifty Years on the Old Frontier as Cowboy, Hunter, Guide, Scout. and Ranchman_ 1923 Yale University Press 1923 which contains a Supplementary Chapter "The Agate Springs Fossil Beds"

Would anyone be able to forward me a copy of the Vetter "Cowboys, Scientists, and Fossils" paper?

-Michael Patrick Corriss