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Titusvillia Drakei Caster

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
1. Titusvillia Drakei Caster Marker
Inscription. In ancient seabottom rocks exposed in this stream, the Holotype Specimen of a rare fossil sponge was found by Paleontologist Kenneth E. Caster. In 1939 in recognition of the support which brought the sciences of geology and paleontology to such eminence he named this new species in honor of the oil industry's birthplace and its founder.
 
Erected 1993 by The Colonel Inc. Drake Well Museum.
 
Location. 41° 37.974′ N, 79° 40.482′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Street (Pennsylvania Route 89) and North Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Union Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville PA 16354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Byron D Benson (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Titusville Oil Exchange (approx. 0.4 miles away); Titusville Trust Company, 1919 (approx. half a mile away); Ida M. Tarbell (approx. half a mile away); John A. Mather (approx. half a mile away); John William Heisman (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oil Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edwin L. Drake (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Categories. PaleontologyScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels
 
Titusvillia Drakei Caster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 1, 2013
2. Titusvillia Drakei Caster Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on May 2, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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