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Friday, July 24, 2015
July 24 – On this day in Montana history in 1902 W.T.
Hornaday of the New York Zoological Society and now famous Miles City
photographer L.A. Huffman found the
fossil remains of a “gigantic lizard” on MacScriber’s ranch on Hell Creek near
the Missouri River that measured 37 feet in length. Hornaday would later shoot
and use taxidermy to record the last free-ranging buffalo in Montana.