William Arthur Parks 1868-1936

William Arthur Parks 1868-1936 (HM1KPX)

Location: Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Toronto Division
Country: Canada
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N 43° 40.046', W 79° 23.631'

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The first Director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Palaeontology, Parks was born in Hamilton and educated at the University of Toronto, from which he received a Doctorate in 1900. Initially known as an expert on "stromatoporoids", a unique group of invertebrate fossils, he later turned his attention to the study of vertebrate palaeontology. The expeditions Parks organized to the Canadian and American West between 1918 and 1935 provided most of the material for the Museum's extensive world-recognized dinosaur collection. As Professor and, from 1922-35, Head of Geology Department at the University of Toronto he taught geology and palaeontology and produced many publications, notable among them being his authoritative five-volume guide, "The Building and Ornamental Stones of Canada".
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture
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Date Added Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 629489 N 4836189
Decimal Degrees43.66743333, -79.39385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 40.046', W 79° 23.631'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 40' 2.76" N, 79° 23' 37.86" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90 Queens Park, Toronto Ontario M5S 2C7, CA
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