From the Richmond Dispatch, 2/9/1863, p. 1, c. 4

Relics of an Ancient. – Last week the caving in of part of a bank near Chimborazo Heights exposed a dozen or two pieces of the backbone of some marine monster of extraordinary size. One of the joints had become petrified, and weighted about ten pounds. Similar bones were found on digging down Council Chamber Hill and the bank of earth in rear of the Broad Street Trinity Church.

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