Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Story: Museum part of Wyo heritage

Editor: I write in defense of the University of Wyoming's retention of the Geology Museum and its key staff.

Growing up in Laramie, and with our late renown U.S. Geological Survey geologist neighbor across the street, John David Love, who New Yorker Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee profiled in "Rising from the Plains," I grew up thinking a large part of the state's identity stemmed from its extraordinary geology. As grade schoolers, my sister Vicki and I walked to school with Dad past the museum and its awesome statue of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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