Marshalls Creek mastodon coming out of hibernation

Pete Spynda, Kenny Marshall and Joe Johnson prepare the Marshalls Creek mastodon for display.
Pete Spynda, Kenny Marshall and Joe Johnson prepare the Marshalls Creek mastodon for display.

2008-11-18 - Marshalls Creek, United States , Beth Brelje

With shelves of bones everywhere, the Phil Fraley Productions studio could be a dog's dream come true. The prehistoric bones there are not for gnawing, however, but for rebuilding history. The Marshalls Creek mastodon is one of the Pittsburgh company's latest projects. The nearly complete mastodon skeleton was discovered in a peat bog in Marshalls Creek, just behind Wendy's restaurant, in 1968. While excavating peat, John Leap and Paul Strauser of Lakeside Peat Humus Co. pulled a mastodon skull ...

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