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Rare Intact Mammoth Skeleton is Donated to Perot Museum

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    Rare Intact Mammoth Skeleton Found in Ellis County

    The Dallas Morning News' David Flick talks about the rare intact mammoth skeleton is donated to Perot Museum. (Published Monday, Aug. 25, 2014)

    Wayne McEwen’s 138-acre farm in southern Ellis County produces hay, cattle and — from the gravel pit on his property — the occasional arrowhead or shark tooth.

    His son and grandson were gathering road bedding material from the pit in May when McEwen’s excavator hit something even more rare: a 6-foot mammoth tusk. It was the first clue to what would become an unusual paleontological find.

    CLICK HERE to read more about the amazing discovery in The Dallas Morning News.