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The late Alexander Wlnchell, Professor of Qeology and Palieontologv in the University of Michigan, shortly before lus death took a trip to Montana, and was so delighted with what he experienced that he wrote F. I. Whitney, O. P. & T. A., of the Great Northern Railway, t. Paul. Miun., a lengthy letter f rom Ana Arbor, in which he testifled his pleasure, and from which we quote: "1 have jus returned from the magnifieent tour devised and oonducted under your auspices, and I wish tirst to tbank you for the eourtesies exiended to me personally.'and then to transmit ao acolamation of thanlcs from the entire party. more delightful, more Itnpreaslve or more memorable, could be planned- this was the oft repeated exclamation wiucli I heard on every day of the tour. I shall make much use of the observations and excerienees of the trip, both in my lectures and in print, and I shall be very happy to iuerease interest in the regions traversed by your lines. No new part of America offers so mujh to students, and tourists." lt was the intention of Prof. Wlnchell to have made another visit to Montana, haring becoine much interested in the marvelous opportunities for treoloarical study offered by the updeavals in the Belt Mountains and other outlyiui? ranges in the vicluity of Great Falfs, which ranses also reveal abundant remains of ancient animal Ufe. Followlng the visit of Prof. Wlnchell, Prof. Scott and a party from Prineeton College went out and found the bones, in many cases well preserved, of noless than forty different sorts of husre and grotesque animáis that existed in the oiden ages ot lite on the globe. Many varieties of fishes and other fornis of early marine life were also found buried in the cliffs. It was a picnic for the scientific men who .ot only learned much more than they expected, but whoenjoyed with keen relish the spleudid mountain sceuery and exhilerating air, and tnanaged also to eatch flae string3 of fish. common now in the rivera and streams, and bag, too, not a little game.


Ann Arbor Argus
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