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Earth Notes: Botanist Charles Parry

Nov 22, 2017
Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives

Botanist Charles Parry arrived at the Virgin River in southern Utah in the spring of 1874, eager to discover a trove of unusual plants. His timing was good—he was enthralled by the blossoming of the Virgin Valley that year.


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A Flagstaff inventor is rethinking commuter transportation with a new class of vehicle. David Calley has created the Planet Rider, essentially, a hybrid between an electric car and an electric bicycle, powered in part by human energy. 


Earth Notes: Scutellosaurus

Nov 15, 2017
Margaret Colbert, TCU Press

During the early days of the Jurassic Period, about 200 million years ago, a small dinosaur named Scutellosaurus lawleri roamed the floodplains and forests of what would much later become the Colorado Plateau. 


Diane Hope

For centuries, Walnut Creek was home to Hualapai Indians, who lived there when Lieutenant Amiel Whipple and his military expedition passed through in 1853.

Francis Smiley

Skilled nomadic hunters in North America developed "high-tech" weaponry early on. They made a unique new projectile point style to attach to spears and throwing sticks about 13,500 years ago. 

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