Gilboa, New York: Gilboa Outdoor Fossil Exhibit

Some of the oldest tree fossils in the world have been discovered here. Nine are on display in a neat outdoor row next an information kiosk beside a road.
Address:
Route 990V, Gilboa, NY
Directions:
Take Route 990V east from Route 30, go over the Schoharie Creek Bridge. The fossil exhibit will on the left, next to the highway, just before you reach the Town Hall/Post Office. Informational kiosk on site, and friendly folks in the municipal building.
Admission:
Free
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Gilboa Fossils on display.

Gilboa Fossil Exhibit

The oldest tree fossils in the world are located in the mountains of upstate New York. 380 million years ago Gilboa was a tropical paradise on the shore of the Devonian Sea. In 1850 the first of many tree stump fossils were discovered here; 9 are on display next to the building that serves as the post office - courthouse - town hall.

[Marina, 03/12/2009]

The display in the photo looks funny and forlorn, like the losers' table in high school. Oh wait, that was our table.

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