Plesiosaur Unearthed During Preliminary Excavation for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

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Plesiosaur unearthed during preliminary excavation for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The dinosaur is the remains of a 25-foot long prehistoric creature, which has flippers like a porpoise. It was restored by professor Bob H. Slaughter and graduate students of the Shuler Museum of Paleontology of Southern Methodist University through a grant from Braniff. It is dated at being 70 million years old.

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Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

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Plesiosaur unearthed during preliminary excavation for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The dinosaur is the remains of a 25-foot long prehistoric creature, which has flippers like a porpoise. It was restored by professor Bob H. Slaughter and graduate students of the Shuler Museum of Paleontology of Southern Methodist University through a grant from Braniff. It is dated at being 70 million years old.

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8x10 b&w glossy print

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Tarrant County College Northeast, Heritage Room

Materials documenting local and state history, including images of businesses, cemeteries, churches, courthouses, lawmen, monuments, outlaws, schools, Native Americans, and early pioneers of Tarrant County.

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Plesiosaur Unearthed During Preliminary Excavation for the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28009/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room.