Thursday, October 22, 2020

Did You Know

 Did you know, Thomas Jefferson was fascinated by mastodons and believed they still roamed the country, particularly in the West? He asked Lewis and Clark to bring back samples of bones they found from their famous expedition. (I'm assuming this was any unusual, large bones.)



32 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I knew he was always inquisitive about such things, but I didn't know he made the request to Lewis and Clark.

Elephant's Child said...

Who isn't fascinated by mastodons....?

Valerie-Jael said...

They are indeed fascinating creatures, but I didn't know this. Have a good and safe day, hugs, Valerie

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I suppose he was just a few thousand years off on his guess...

nashvillecats2 said...

Yet another facr I didn't know Sandra. Thanks.

Take care.
Yvonne.

Andrew said...

I see, the western United States Jefferson thought. A friend was wandering the streets of San Francisco and he was sure he saw he mastodon, but maybe drugs were involved.

Birgit said...

Yes, well....um....I wish he was right but he was not. I wonder if he went looking for Sasquatch too.??

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Surprised he didn't ask them to bring back a live one.

CJ Kennedy said...

Cool

R's Rue said...

I supposešŸ˜€

Jamie Ghione said...

Wow.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Jeanie said...

That's kind of cool!

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed:) That one surprised me.

Sandra Cox said...

I thought so too.

Sandra Cox said...

Heh.

D.L. Finn said...

I had no idea. I like they were looking for dino bones:)

Sandra Cox said...

Heh. Yes;)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

makes one wonder if they HAD found a mastodon bone; how they would have brought it BACK !!!! ;) ♥♥

Sandra Cox said...

I wasn't previously aware of his interest. I found it fascinating though:)
Take special care.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes:)

Sandra Cox said...

They are fascinating for sure.
You have a great one.
Hugs

Sandra Cox said...

Yes, just a few years off:) Heh.

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed:)

Sandra Cox said...

Entirely my pleasure, Yvonne.

Sandra Cox said...

Good question.
xoxo

Sandra Cox said...

Indeed:)

Sandra Cox said...

Ha!

Sandra Cox said...

Heh. That would have been exciting:)

Lowcarb team member said...

I didn't know this!

All the best Jan

Pat Hatt said...

Just a few years too late for them to be alive lol

Lee said...

Say what???