The Fossil Forests Of Gilboa

The Fossil Forests Of Gilboa New York

Stock #: 28311
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Gilboa
State: New York (NY)
County: Schoharie
Publisher: C. F. Williams
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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State Museum, Education Building, This panorama shows in the foreground a condensed reproduction of the cliffs at Gilboa, the trees having been reconstructed from the actual parts found in the rocks. The background is a visualization of the forests as they grew in marshes along the low shores of the western Catskill mountain region, facing the interior sea which covered al of Central and Western New York during the Devonian period. These are the oldest trees in the world of which we have any positive knowledge, the best standards of comparision making their date not less than 200,000,000 years ago. The size of the group is about 34 by 40 feet.
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