John Day Fossil Beds National MonumentThrough this dry land in 1865 rode a pioneer minister and amateur scientist named Thomas Condon. It was the first of his many visits. Imagine his reaction when he discovered the imprints of countless fossilized leaves near these Painted Hills, leaves of plants that could not possibly survive this modern, near-desert environment. These fossils opened a window onto vast changes in climate, plants and animals.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10T E 716737 N 4947687|
|Decimal Degrees||44.64983333, -120.26666667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 38.99', W 120° 16'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 38' 59.40" N, 120° 16' 0.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 609 Overlook Trail, Mitchell OR 97750, US|
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