HSC Historical Society Program features Wyoming Paleontology

*Feature Photo: A distinguished man in front of a fossil collection at the UW Geological Museum in 1908. (Samuel H. Knight Papers: American Heritage Collection via Hot Springs County Historical Museum / Pitchengine Communities) * (Thermopolis, Wyo.) - The next meeting of the Hot Springs County Historical Society is scheduled on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 2 pm, at the Hot Springs County Museum. The program features the topic Wyoming Paleontology, with guest speaker, Dr. Laura Vietti, University of Wyoming Geology Museum and Collections manager. [image: Inline image 1] *Thermopolis's own Dr. Laura Vietti is the featured speaker* Wyoming has an extremely rich and continuous fossil record that has forever impacted the field of paleontology. Laura’s three-part presentation will cover: • Wyoming’s geologic past, explaining why fossils are especially common in Wyoming, high-lighting important fossil localities across the state; • the historical discovery of Wyoming’s fossils including the ‘Bone Rushes’, the controversial ‘Bone War’s, and the founding of the University of Wyoming Geological Museum • discussion on fossils recovered from Hot Springs County. This meeting is free and open to EVERYONE who is interested in the history of Thermopolis, Hot Springs County and the State of Wyoming. #springcity #news