Jan 15, 2021 11:15 AM

Tale of 1867 fossil discovery in Kansas to air on Smoky Hills PBS

Posted Jan 15, 2021 11:15 AM

BUNKER HILL — Smoky Hills PBS will be broadcasting Thof’s Dragon on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.  This film was produced by Brenda Tropf, Deb Goodrich and the Fort Wallace Museum in Wallace County.

Thof's Dragon is an exciting historical documentary about a young Army captain’s scientific discovery in Kansas in 1867.  The young soldier was Theophilus Turner, also known as Thof. 

With no paleontology experience, he found the first major fossil from Kansas.  His discovery of the Elasmosaurus Platyurus is now on display in the Fort Wallace Museum in Wallace, Kansas.

To learn more about Turner’s amazing discovery, tune in to Smoky Hills PBS on January 21 at 7 p.m.

You can also stream our channel here:  video.smokyhillstv.org/livestream.  

For more information click here:  https://youtu.be/wKigucmOZjA.