Montana T-rex fossil to move to Smithsonian museum

April 6, 2014 6:06 PM

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - As thunder boomed and lightning illuminated their small camper, Kathy Wankel couldn’t help but think that after years of being buried, the few fossilized bones she and her family had dug up that day, and carefully swaddled in towels and an old sweatshirt, did not want to be moved.

“It was such a terrible storm, it was like saying ‘Don’t take those bones out of there,’ ” Wankel, 61, said in a telephone interview.

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