Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 25, 2023


Dee the Mammoth, Tate Geological Museum
Let me introduce you to Dee, the Mammoth. He's the largest and most important exhibit at the Tate Geological Museum.

Dee, who was named for backhoe operator Dee Zimmerscheid who discovered his bones while preparing an oil well pad, lived around 11,600 years ago. That's an impressive statistic. Just as impressive is that scientists estimate that Dee was between 65 and 70 years old when he died -- quite old for a dinosaur.

I hope you've enjoyed this month's look at one of the small but important Wyoming museums and that you'll come back next month for more Wednesday in Wyoming posts.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 18, 2023


dinosaur, Tate Geological Museum
Now, that's one animal I wouldn't want to meet up close and personal. Those sabre teeth look dangerous!

This is only one of the many interesting exhibits at Casper College's Tate Geological Museum.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 11, 2023


tortoise fossil, Tate Geological Museum
Are you taller than an ancient turtle nicknamed Pancake? That's the question visitors find at the entrance to the Tate Geological Museum in Casper, Wyoming. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Wednesday in Wyoming - January 4, 2023


toy dinosaur, Tate Geological Museum
Are you fascinated by dinosaurs? If so, the Tate Geological Museum, which is part of Casper College, is the place for you. In addition to this obviously fake (but oh so cute) baby dinosaur, they have real ones ... or at least the fossilized remains of real ones.