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Mammoth found near Hackettstown in the 1920's or 1930's?

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Adam86cucv

While hunting for fossils at Aurora on vacation my father in-law told us about a sorry he was told as a kid.  He grew up on a farm outside of Hackettstown.  He said that the neighboring farm had a mammoth found in it's pond sometime in the 20's or 30's.  It evidently was taken to a college or university in Connecticut .  He said he always wondered whatever happened to the mammoth. I know this is probably a needle in a haystack sort of situation but if anyone has anyway of getting info on where the mammoth is or papers written that would be awesome.

 

Thanks

Adam  

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Darktooth

Fyi- it was a Mastodon, not a Mammoth.

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piranha

(1845) Remarkable Discovery of Mastodon Bones in New Jersey. The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, 26(174):453-456

 

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Adam86cucv
52 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

That is what Google is for Adam...

Guilty... I'm usually quick to Google things but I don't know why I didn't Google this.   Thanks @Darktooth and @piranha. I will pass this information on to him.  Sounds like we'll need a road trip up to Cambridge (our fair city) Massachusetts and see his old neighbor. :D

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