Our Little Turtle Friend


Serendipity explains it!  While representatives of the Greenbrier Historical Society were roaming the peaks and valleys of a Summers County mountain looking for saltpeter caves they found something that has everyone at the society scratching their heads.  It looks like a baby box turtle that got stuck in the mud 350 million years ago and turned to stone.  Come by the North House to take a closer look and register your opinion.


1 thought on “Our Little Turtle Friend

  1. Unfortunately, Yurtle the Turtle turned out to be the fossil of a prehistoric sea animal of the phylum brachiopod – one of the most common of all fossils from the period. Yurtle’s descendants currently live in the United Stated in the cold waters of the northwest.

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