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Petrified Log -- Old Warren Co. Courthouse, Vicksburg MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 21.122 W 090° 52.700
15S E 699652 N 3581435
Quick Description: A 36 million year old petrified log is on display near the cannon on the east side of the old Warren County Courthouse in downtown Vicksburg.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 9/26/2014 10:32:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMMJ47
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lenron
Views: 1

Long Description:
A large log of Mississippi petrified wood is on display outside of the Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Vicksburg MS.

This tree was part of what is now known as the Mississippi Petrified Forest, formed when an ancient river flooded and knocked down a HUGE number of trees. The trees formed a log jam, and, over time, sank into the river and were buried by silt and debris, where they became petrified.

You can see other remnants of this forest at the Mississippi Petrified Forest park in nearby Flora MS. From their website: (visit link)

"Take an unforgettable journey back in time...36 million years to an ancient log jam deposited by a river from halfway across our young continent. The Mississippi Petrified Forest is a place of beauty and fascination."
Type of Display: Geological

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