• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Archives

The monument's archive collection includes thousands of paleontology documents including manuscripts, photographs, and historical brochures. You can take a peak at a few of these historical documents below.
 
Scudder, 1890
Plates from Tertiary Insects of North America (Scudder, 1890)
 
Historical Brochures
Historical brochures from Pike Petrified Forest and Colorado Petrified Forest
 
Historical Excavations
Historical excavation sites for MacGinitie (left) and Scudder (right)
 
map
Map of sedimentary lacustrine basin at Florissant near South Park
Drawn by A. Lakes Feb 20, 1878

Did You Know?

Three, massive petrified stumps of redwood trees over 10 feet tall

The world's only known petrified trio of redwood trees is found at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.