History lesson for High Plains club

The High Plains Study Club met Feb. 21 at the home of Sidney Janzen. Jane Ann McClellan was the co-hostess.

The meeting began with guest speaker Stephanie Fisher from the El Quartelejo Museum presenting the program, “Time, Trunk, Talk.”

She brought a trunk containing many items including papers, books and information on Kansas history.

She talked about how Kansas was an ocean, under 900 feet of water around 85 million years ago. It was called the Indian Ocean from the Plains Indians.

That contributed to the area being rich in different types of rocks, fossils and other items.

Fisher had examples of pyrite mineral (fool’s gold), quartz, limestone, shark’s teeth, a camel’s tooth and items Indians had made.

Her son, Steven, was in the 4-H geology program for several years and many of the same samples were ones he collected through his project.

 

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