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Colonel Fowler and the Mammoth, 1887 February 27, 2014

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Colonel Fowler and the Mammoth, 1887

Col. F. Fowler lived for 12 years in Alaska, from c.1877-1889. On finishing his time there he was asked by a reporter about the most interesting thing he had seen there. He answered as follows: Two years ago last summer I left Kodiac for a trip to the head waters of the Snake River, where […]

Woolly Mammoths among the Pharoahs? April 14, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval
Woolly Mammoths among the Pharoahs?

  **This post is dedicated to Andy the Mad Monk who put Beachcombing onto it** Beachcombing has long wondered if the publishing world would not have room for a volume on long-travelled exotic animals in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: giraffes turning up in Renaissance Italy; polar bears being brought down to the medieval Arabs; […]