Date of this Version
NGS Volume 4 Part 16
While exploring the newly discovered Eurypterid beds,1 just one mile south of Peru, Nebraska. November 8, 1912, the writer found unusual amounts of actual plant tissue of Carboniferous age. It seems incredible that it should have been preserved through such a lapse of time. Only the most resistant tissue could have endured. When freshly cleaved, the Eurypterid shales reveal innumerable bits and patches of it, mostly bright red in color.