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Geological Society Founder Spotlight

Walter Henry Peck

Note: This article is the final in a series about the founders of the Carter County Geological Society and museum. Each story features a founder, their story and items they have donated.

Without the vision, intellect and orderly mind of Walter H. Peck, The Geological Society might have just become caretakers of collections of unidentified fossils and artifacts. His curiosity and love of natural history compelled him to not only collect, but to understand the history behind the fossils and artifacts.

When Peck came to Montana, in 1888, his dream was not to be a founder of a great museum, but to...


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