Traveling Around Buffalo
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Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours at Penn Dixie Fossil Park, located south of Buffalo, NY. Formerly a quarry for the Penn Dixie Cement Company, the shale at the site is a treasure trove of fossils from 280 million years ago, during the Devonian period. It’s known for the trilobites that are found there. I was able to find a couple of partial trilobites, but most of the fossils I found are horn corals.
This morning, I went to the Buffalo Transportation / Pierce Arrow Museum, which has a variety of early motorcycles and automobiles, including, of course, Pierce Arrows, luxury cars that were built in Buffalo.
The gem of the collection is a 1933 Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow, of which only five were made.
There’s an amazing structure that was built within the museum using the original design for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Filling Station, which was planned to be built in downtown Buffalo in 1927, but was never realized.
On the road to Cleveland tomorrow, then home.