[News Script: Old bones] Part: 1 of 4
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OLD BONES 1-1-1-1-1-1
Scientists from Fort Worth's Childrens Museum are
about to bring out of the ground what they say is
an extra-large set of Mammoth tusks. The tusks
were found last week on the J.O. Currie Junior ranch
in Wise County. County employes m the
tls while excavating for gravel.
Paleontologist Betty Erie is- coating the
with plaster of paris as they are uncovered. She
says prehistoric remnants will decay rapidly once
exposed to air, that the plaster will preserve the
ivory. About five feet of tusk has been uncovered
Rancher Currie says he called the museum Sunday,
that digging for gravel has been halted until the
tusks canbe removed. Mrs. Erie and 4 Glenn
Patterson say they expect the tusks will be about
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Old bones], item, January 26, 1965; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc969285/m1/1/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.