Wallowa Mountain Fossils

OPB | Feb. 1, 1995 7:30 p.m.

The majestic peaks of the Wallowa Mountains in Northeast Oregon were mud deposits at the bottom of the ocean about 220 million years ago. The evidence is in the many fossils found in the area, the remains of sea life like corals, sponges, snails and clams.

First Broadcast: 1995
Producer: Jim Newman

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