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Video-Mary Adams at Glen Rose City Council Meeting About Runoff, History, Human/Dinosaur Footprints and Evolution

9 September 2008 at 10:48:50 AM

I really enjoyed the historial part of what Mary Adams was saying. Joseph Godfrey Adams bought property in Glen Rose on Hereford Street in 1893 and ran the Adam's Drugstore which was downtown on the southeast side of the square.

On April 29 1902 a cyclone destroyed most of the houses on the street.

The 2 story frame house that Adams built in 1902 still stands at 400 Hereford St.

Here's video of all of her comments.

I suppose she must be kin to the Adams descendant that was in the paper recently talking about why the human/dinosaur footprints are fakery.  From the FW Star-Telegram via Slate

But a granddaughter from the family that discovered the famous Glen Rose Trackway of fossilized dinosaur footprints says to hold the sermons: It’s probably a fake.

"My grandfather was a very good sculptor," said Zana Douglas, from the Adams family that found many of Glen Rose’s real dinosaur tracks about a century ago.

During the 1930s and the Depression, Glen Rose residents made money by distilling moonshine and selling dinosaur fossils. Each fossil brought $15 to $30. When the supply ran low, George Adams just carved more, some with human footprints thrown in.

(George Adams was son of Joseph G Adams)

And, from another article re: George Adams

At least one man is known to have carved several "man tracks" in Glen Rose during the 1920's and 1930's. In 1970 a Glen Rose resident, Wayland Adams, stood before a group of creationists and described the technique his uncle George Adams used to carve such tracks. First, a suitable-sized stone slab would be found (preferably one that already had some depressions, to save carving time), and a shady spot under a tree would be selected as a workshop. Next, the footprint would be carved using hammer and chisel. A center punch was used to simulate raindrops, followed by an application of muriatic acid to dull the chisel and punch marks. For an aged appearance (p. 73) the slab would be covered with manure for a few days. Last, the edges of the slab were chipped to give the impression of a track chiseled from the riverbed (Morris, 1980, p. 111-12).

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1 - Melissia   18 Jul 2009 @ 8:37:47 PM 

I woukd love to know where you found the picture of the house in Glen Rose, Texas referenced in your post.  My husband and I own that house and have for the past 25 years and have been unabe to find a photograph.  Please contact me, at my email address, I would love to have a better copy.

 Thanks so much,

Melissia R.

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