This week's Oregon Field Guide reminded me of one this state's little known treasures. And an answer to that so called Creation Museum back in Kentucky. If you have a fast enough computer hookup I believe you can watch the video on the website. They have a new feature this season that has streaming video of each episode.
Anyway, it's the John Day Fossil Beds in Central Oregon. There is a newly created National Monument interpretive center with displays of mammalian fossil finds. Apparently the John Day area has one of the best fossil treasure troves in the country if not the world. At least for animals living between say twenty to thirtyfive to forty million years ago. They were caught in the periodic ash flows from the many volcanic mountains and fissures. If you're ever out this way, stop by and be amazed.