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The Bonehunters War


Fri, Mar 2nd, 2001
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By John P. LevellMonday, March 5, 2001

The "Saga of Sue," a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex found in the Badlands of South Dakota in 1990 and named for its discoverer Sue Hendrickson, is undoubtedly a familiar story to most Americans. Indeed, intense media coverage of the lengthy legal battle waged over ownership of this 65 million year-old fossil and its eventual purchase by Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History for somewhere in the neighborhood of 7.5 million dollars has arguably made "Sue" the most famous dinosaur in the world.

Many may be surprised to learn, however, that a war fought over the remains of a dinosaur is by no means unheard of in the annuals of science. In fact, the battle for Sue is strangely reminiscent of another far greater dinosaur war waged in the western United States from the early 1870s through the 1880s. A war fought by two rival paleontologists whose hatred for one another was so intense it spawned an unending feud destined to outlast even death.

Both men were among the most powerful and influential scientific figures of their era, a fact guaranteed to garner the attention of the "yellow-journalistic" minded newspaper editors of the age. The New York Times and other prominent eastern periodicals, as always savoring controversy, eagerly publicized the triumphs and accusations of either side. Adding additional fuel to the fire both men were independently wealthy, although their respective roads to fame were to begin quite differently.

The older of the two, Othniel Charles Marsh, was born into a Lockport, New York family on the brink of poverty in October 1831. Going from bad to worse, his mother died when Marsh was three leading to an unsettled childhood spent in a chaotic ever-revolving assortment of homes. In one of life’s quirky twists of fate, however, the older brother of Marsh’s mother was none other than multi-millionaire George Peabody. Although having little use for Marsh’s father, Peabody was interested in the welfare of his sister’s son and arranged for O.C. (as Marsh came to be called) to receive a small "nest egg" upon reaching the age of twenty. Marsh wisely used this money to enter Phillips Academy, the equivalent of a modern day high school, graduating at the ripe old age of twenty-five.

Impressed with his nephew’s fortitude and good sense, Uncle George next paid for six years of college at Yale and financed two additional years of study in Euro .....
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Mar 2nd, 2001
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New Homes • Remodeling • Additions
Poured Basement Walls • Driveways • Retaining Walls
Agriculture • Horse Barns • Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


We offer a plan service ..... 
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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Mar 2nd, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Apples, Apples, Apples!

Fri, Mar 2nd, 2001
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PINETREE APPLE ORCHARD
Apples for everybody. Apples in pies, apples in doughnuts, rollovers, muffins and bread. Apples in the freshest cider you've ever tasted. Apples for every taste and purpose. C'mon out...we know the ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Mar 2nd, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesota’s scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Journal Profile # 82

Fri, Mar 2nd, 2001
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Name: Suasan SceerDhein
Home: Harmony – proud to have grown up in Iowa, but have lived in various parts of Minnesota for about 10 years
Profession: Educator
Family: Husband, Joel Dhein
Hobbies: Photograp ..... 
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Old-Fashioned Raisin Cookies

Fri, Mar 2nd, 2001
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Old-Fashioned Raisin Cookies

1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup water

Dough:
1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
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