Discovery of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest

Title

Discovery of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest

Authors

George Beck

Document Type

Book

Description

George Beck taught geology courses at Washington State Normal School and Central Washington College of Education (predecessors to Central Washington University), 1925-1959. He was the co-discoverer of the petrified forests of central Washington and largely responsible for the establishment of Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park in Vantage, Washington. During his career, he published numerous articles on his findings and served as the editor of Fossil Woods of the Far West. Prior to his death he was known to have the largest collection of petrified hardwood in the United States. Here Beck speaks about the original discovery of the petrified forest.

Publication Date

10-28-2014

Approximate Date

circa 1960s

Rights

Educational use only; no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner.

City

Ellensburg, Washington

Keywords

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park (Wash.), Trees, Fossil, Geology

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology

Language

English

Format

audio/wav

Discovery of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest

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