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Thomas Condon; Pioneer Geologist of Oregon 1st Edition 1928

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Description

Title

Thomas Condon; Pioneer Geologist of Oregon.

Author

McCornack, Ellen Condon

Format/Binding

Hardcover.

Book Condition

Used - very good with no dust jacket.

Binding

Hardcover

Publisher

The University Press.

Place of Publication

Eugene.

Date Published

1928

Pages

355 pp.

Publishers green cloth, gilt spine lettering, frontispiece and additional illustrations on inserted plates, folding map at rear followed by index.. ; 5-3/4" x 8"; xv, 355 pp; Light cover wear, sound binding.

Thomas Condon (1822–1907) minister, geologist, and paleontologist, immigrated from Ireland in 1833. After graduating from theological seminary in 1852, he traveled to Oregon. While working as a minister at The Dalles, he became interested in fossils. Condon found fossilized camels and other animals, and many of his discoveries are in the present-day John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Condon provided many specimens to major museums.

Source: “OregonCoastHistory. Org”  

Condon became Oregon’s first State Geologist in 1872, then University of Oregon’s first professor of geology. In 1902 he wrote, The Two Islands and What Came of Them, a geology book about two widely separated regions of Oregon containing its oldest rocks, the Klamath Mountains and the Blue Mountains.