Lincoln in Lancaster County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Mammoths roamed Nebraska's grasslands for more than one million years before mysteriously disappearing between 11,000 and 10,000 years ago. These extinct relatives of today's elephants were the largest mammals ever to walk the Great Plains. Adult males stood more than 13 feet tall at the shoulder and had a weight of over 24,000 pounds. Mammoth bones and teeth have been found in Ice Age deposits in all but three of Nebraska's 93 counties. Bones and tusks were uncovered just 100 yards east of where you are now standing. This sculpture was completed by Fred J. Hoppe in 1998.
Erected by University of Nebraska State Museum.
Location. 40° 49.213′ N, 96° 42.111′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Nebraska, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Vine Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in front (north) of the University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall), on the UNL west campus. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln NE 68588, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mueller Tower at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Pershing Rifles (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "America's Mission" (approx. ¼ mile away); Osborne Athletic Complex (approx. ¼ mile away); The Nebraska State Historical Society Original Site of St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln's Founding Block (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Post Office and Courthouse (Old City Hall) (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
Also see . . .
1. Trailside Museum of Natural History. (Submitted on April 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Cenozoic Fossils of Nebraska. (Submitted on April 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Ten Treasures of Nebraska Museums. (Submitted on April 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Animals • Environment • Paleontology •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on April 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on August 28, 2015.