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  • Como Bluff

     

     
     

    Read All About It:

    Como Bluff is a long ridge extending on an east-west axis approximately six miles between the small towns of Rock River and Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The ridge is an anticline, the result of folding geologic pressures. Two geological formations, the Sundance and the Morrison, relating to the Mesozoic Era are exposed. Here paleontologists of the nineteenth century discovered and unearthed, from Morrison formation strata, many perfect fossil specimens of large land dwelling creatures. It is thought that Como Bluff was the site of the first major discovery of dinosaur remains in the world. Significant discoveries were made in fourteen different quarries scattered along the entire length of the ridge.

     
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    Date Added to Register:
    Thursday, January 18, 1973
     
    Location:
    Between Rock River and Medicine Bow
     
    County:
    Carbon County
     
    Smithsonian Number:
    48CR1185

     

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