You’re Walking In Dino Tracks

The first dinosaur tracks in North America were discovered right here in the Valley. Credit goes to Pliny Moody, the South Hadley farm boy who stumbled upon them in a family field circa 1800. Thanks, Pliny! The tracks are all over the Valley, as it turns out — Greenfield, Turners Falls, Holyoke — preserved in what was once subtropical swamp soil, about 200 million years ago.

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