Did You Know?: Horn of Some Great Extinct Animal Found Near Castor

Did you know….?

In 1865 geologist J.B. Roberson, while examining the salt licks around Castor, exhumed a “horn of some great extinct animal measuring 13 inches in diameter and though broken, was over 3 feet in length.”

This horn possibly belonged to the giant horned bison which roamed North America over 30,000 years ago.

They were 16 feet long, 9 feet tall and weighed over 4000 pounds. The horns could measure over 7 feet tip to tip.

How’d you like to hunt one of those bad boys?

Other finds in the salt flats of our parish include mastodon bones, pottery shards, arrowheads, and a various array of fossils.

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