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Fullersburg Historic Foundation presents "Prehistoric Elephants of DuPage County" February 23rd

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Barbara Kennedy

The Fullersburg Historic Foundation and The Salt Creek Greenway Association are pleased to present Jack MacRae, Naturalist with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Saturday, February 23rd, 1:30 pm at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road.

Mammoths and Mastodons lived throughout DuPage County dating back to the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago. Learn how these fascinating relatives of present-day elephants thrived in a frigid environment, what food they ate and what is believed to have caused their extinction about 11,000 years ago.

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Remains of these ancient mammals have been recently discovered in local excavations. Jack will bring along preserved examples of bones and teeth found in these digs as he takes us on a journey back to the

Illinois of glacial times.

A free Living History program well suited for students.

Visit www.fullersburg.org or www.saltcreekgreenway.org or call 630-512-7336

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