Port Orford Off The Beaten Path

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    The licorice fern

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 18, 2013
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    You can find the licorice fern at the Prehistoric Garden. It's very educational to go to this garden and learn something. There are species today that were existent thousands of years ago like the licorice fern.

    This fern can be seen mostly in the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington. In Washington, you can see these ferns at the Olympic Peninsula. These ferns love a lot of rain!

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    The Fromm Creek

    by joiwatani Written Jan 18, 2013
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    One of the first homesteaders in the Northwest was Johannes Fromm. He was a pioneer in Oregon. He came here in 1870 and carried all his earthly possessions in his wheelbarrow and settled in a small valley here in Port Ortford, Oregon.

    He lived on the eastside of Highway 101.

    A visit at the PreHistoric Garden was very educational because of the signs that were put up on the park.

    Make sure to read them because you learn something from the.

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    The Moonshiners' Hide-out

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    During the Prohibition Era in 1923-24, the moonshiners dug a hide-out in this part of Port Ortford, Oregon. The moonshiners got their water from the Fromm Creek and they used the valley as their look-out against raids from the local sheriffs.

    The whiskey made in this area were sold to bootleggers and sold at the old country road.

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    The Lystrosaurus

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    This is a mammal-like therapsid reptile that lived during the Triassic Period 200 million years ago. The nostrils located high on the skull of this reptile indicate that it lived mostly on the water just like today's hippopotamus. This reptile liked to live in water.

    This can be seen inside the Prehistoric garden passing the bridge.

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    The Ankylosaurus or "Curved Lizard"

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    The curved lizard was one of the plant-eating lizards during the Cretaceous period 70 million years ago. It has armor plates that covered its body from its head to its tail. The armor plates ended up like a huge club- like mass of bone and because of this the lizard did not worry about other predators and meat eating animals.

    You can see the Ankylosaurus in the middle of the Prehistoric Garden.

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    The Elasmosaurus

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    The Elasnossaurus was tall - about 50 feet tall. It was a fish-eating and loved to stay in the water. This lived 70 million years ago during the Cretacesous period. This was known to have weighed about 10 tons at least.

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    The Trachodon

    by joiwatani Updated Jan 19, 2013
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    The Trachodon or the Rough Tooth dinosaur has a duck billed dinosaur that lived in the swamp areas. This dinosaur lived in the Cretaceous Period, about 70 million years ago. It was a plant eater and was about 28 feet long weighing about 6-8 tons.

    This dinosaur was probably the favorite food of the Tyrranosaurus because it was a defenseless Dinosaur.

    The life-size dinosaur replica can be seen at the middle of the Prehistoric Gardens after the Elastasaurus.

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    The Ichthyosaur, Land-living reptile

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    The Ichthyosaur was a land-living reptile and looked like a fish. This dinosaur lived during the upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous Period.

    This dinorasaur lived on land, close to swamp areas and water and the become helpless when they get stranded.

    The life-size replica of this dinosaur can be seen in the middle of the Prehistoric garden.

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    The Triceratops

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    These Dinosaurs called the Triceratops were reptiles that were know for their laying of their eggs. The first egg of this Dinosaur was discovered and found in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia in 1923. The discovery of the Triceratops egg was led by Roy Chapman Andrews.

    The life size replica of this reptile is located in the middle of the Prehistoric Gardens.

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    The Cynognathus

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    This mammal-eating Therapsid reptile existed during the lower Triassic Period during the Mesozoic era and over 250 million years ago. This dinosaur was considered as the direct ancestor of the warm blooded animals.

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    Read this sign-very educational

    by joiwatani Written Jan 18, 2013
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    The Prehistoric Gardens had many signs that are very educational. With my daughter, I told her to read and learn something from it. I am also learning about pre-history!

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    The location of the stage road

    by joiwatani Written Jan 18, 2013
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    During the Gold Rush in 1854-1856, the residents here put up a road and it ran to the gold mining camps to the mouth of the Rouge River.

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    The Archelon -Ruler Turtle

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    The Archelon was the largest turtle of all time that lived during the Cretaceous Period 70 million years ago.

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    The Psittacosaurus

    by joiwatani Written Jan 18, 2013
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    %This was one of the plant-eating animal during the Creaceous period 100 million years ago.

    This can be seen in the middle of the Prehistoric Garden

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