On August 16, 1991, then high school teacher, Robert Gebhardt from Eastend joined our palaeontologists on a prospecting expedition to the exposed bedrock along the Frenchman River Valley to learn how fossils are found and identified in the field. Within a half a day, he discovered the base of a heavily worn tooth, and a vertebra from the tail, both suggesting that they belonged to a T. rex. Three decades later, we have learned a lot about this T. rex named Scotty, but there is still much more to discover. Special thanks to Joan Hodgins for the archived newspaper articles. Joan was part of the team that unearthed Scotty.
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