Historic articles about and photos of the Whitfield stump

August 1961. Sketch of the fossil tree stump from Kitts, with dimensions (from Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences archives).
August 1961. Same sketch as above, but showing the break around the stump. This drawing was likely used to help reconstruct the root pieces and stump during the move from Kitts to UK (from Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences archives).
Late 1961? Date uncertain. University of Kentucky, Kentucky Kernel article–“Set on Ice—Petrified Stump Anchored” (used with permission of the Kentucky Kernel).
January 1962. Louisville Courier-Journal photo“Iced down” (Courtesy of Louisville Courier Journal: courierjournal.com).
Summer? 1962, date uncertain. University of Kentucky, Kentucky Kernel photo–“The doctor takes over” (used with permission of the Kentucky Kernel).
1962 or earlier, Photo for article, “Set on Ice—Petrified Stump Anchored.” This is a scan of the original photograph that was used in the article (from Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences archives). Someone in the department is presumed to have taken the photo. The photo shows the stump in a spot with a railing around it, prior to being cemented in place at UK).
October 3, 1962. Louisville Courier-Journal article–“Ancient Tree Stump Cast Restored at UK” (Courtesy of Louisville Courier Journal: courierjournal.com).
Date uncertain. University of Kentucky, Kentucky Kernel photo–“Stumped stump“ (used with permission of the Kentucky Kernel).
April 1967. University of Kentucky, Our University article (p. 18) by Thomas Tipton–“The Whitfield Stump” (used with permission of the University of Kentucky).

 

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Scientific articles that have discussed or shown photos of the Whitfield stump

  • Thomas, B.A., and Seyfullah, L., 2015, Stigmaria Brongniart: A new specimen from Duckmantian (Lower Pennsylvanian) Brymbo (Wrexham, North Wales) together with a review of known casts and how they were preserved: Geology Magazine v. 152, no. 5, p. 858870 [see p. 863].

 

 

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