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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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  6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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