All Fossils Have A Story

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A first visit to the John Day Fossil Beds, in the dried out hills in eastern Oregon, is a surprise, the hills of banded red and yellow and black, pulp science fiction book covers made real. But another surprise awaits in these hills. The area is heavy with fossils and a common one is a tree, a redwood. Here in California we are familiar with the coast redwood (just called "redwood") and the giant sequoia (just called "sequoia"). This fossil species is the dawn redwood. Fossil photographs by Karl Volkman (Kevmin) via WikiMedia Commons All fossils have a story but the story of the dawn redwood--Metasequoia--is special. Up until 1941…

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