The American Museum Of Natural History

1919 Miocene of Nebraska

The Expedition to the Miocene of Western Nebraska, and Agate Springs, 1919, by Albert Thomson. Thomson and George Olsen left New York on June 15. They visited several museums on the way and arrived June 20th at Agate, NE. They immediately began work at the old quarry to secure a slab of Diceratherium for exhibition. The slab measures about 4 feet in width, 8 feet in length and about 14 inches in depth. It weights about 3 tons. Thomson and Olsen spent 2 months in getting it out of the quarry and preparing it for transportation. They then spent 2 months in the quarry.



See also 1919 Annual Report

Albert Thomson's Agate Springs Notebook