Stripping Overburden at Fossil Horse Quarry Near Hagerman, Idaho

ID: SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2784]

Creator: Boss, Norman H

Form/Genre: Lantern slides

Date: 1931

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 12-492, Image No. SIA2012-2784

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Overburden being stripped from the fossil horse quarry near Hagerman, Idaho. United States National Museum field crews excavated from three quarry beds in the area during 1929-1931 and again in 1934. The three individuals depicted are believed to be C. P. Singleton (holding the horse's reins) and local assistants C. W. Caldwell and Charles Bremer.


  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Department of Paleontology
  • Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)


See Figure 36 in Norman Boss' publication, "Exploration for Fossil Horses in Idaho," Explorations and Field-work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1931.

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  • Quarries and quarrying
  • Fossils


Hagerman (Idaho)


Lantern slides

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2784]

Physical description

4 x 3.25;

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