Horner's old stomping grounds


Long before the Old Sorehead came to Rudyard - long before there even was a Rudyard - north-central Montana was a subtropical paradise, filled with trees, vegetation and large meandering rivers. To the west the young Rockies were being slowly lifted into the sky, and to the east lapped the western edge of an inland sea stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. Cradled in between was a low coastal plain teeming with crocodiles, turtles and dinosaurs.

"It would have been not a very good place for people," said world-renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, curator of paleontology at...

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