By Gwen Schultz
Carter County Museum 

Geological Society Founder Spotlight

Septon McCook Cady


January 3, 2020

Carter County Museum

From left: Septon "Zip" Cady, Theron Comstock, Eldon Elliot (seated) and Maud Trandum at Ekalaka State Bank in 1917.

Note: This article is the first in a series about the founders of the Carter County Geological Society and museum. The museum will host a meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month through April, featuring a founder, their story, and items they have donated.

The organized search for fossils in Carter County began in 1904 when Professor Elmer S. Riggs and his crew from the Chicago Field Museum found the skull of a triceratops five miles west of Chalk Buttes. Many residents of Carter County became interested in identifying the fossils they had found on their ranches but also wante...

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