• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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 You can take a peak at a few of these historical documents below.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?

leaf fossil

In 1922, Fossil Cycad National Monument, in South Dakota, was established as the third NPS area to preserve fossils, however by the mid 1930s all the fossils visible at the surface had been removed, leaving nothing for visitors to see. As a result, congress removed Fossil Cycad National Monument from the National Park System in 1957.