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category: Waypoint, date: 2014-12-20, by Otto Bochman
Mammoth Site
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Inc.Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Inc.

MAMMOTH SITE OF - HOT SPRINGS, SD

In 1975, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, Inc. was formed as a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation Of the fossils, protecting and developing the site as an in-situ (bones left as found) exhibit.

The Mammoth Site is quite different from most museums. It is not merely a display of collected items; most of the excavated bones remain exactly where they were found. Visitors also witness the complete process of paleontology from start to finish. Along with the scientists, they will see for the first time bones of animals that lived before any person walked the land.

In 1980 the Mammoth site was designated as Registered National Natural Landmark by the Department of the Interior. The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs is truly a gift from nature -- our inheritance held in trust for over 26,000 years. We would diminish ourselves if we failed to perceive the historical and scientific value of this discovery.

SPONSORED BY THE PEOPLE OF HOT SPRINGS, THE SD STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE SD DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Visit the Mommoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota website for more information.

The Mammoth Site is quite different from most museums.
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