- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - Fossils that show camels, wild horses and bison once grazed in the San Francisco Bay Area are being donated to a natural history museum.

The Oakland Tribune reports (https://bayareane.ws/1RA9Q5c) that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is giving the fossils, which number more than 50, to the Children’s Natural History Museum in Fremont.

They were uncovered in 2013 during work by the commission to seismically upgrade water pipelines in Fremont. The fossils date back 11,700 to 240,000 years and include the remains of ancient elk, deer, brush rabbit, deer mice and the now-extinct North American horse.

They will go on display sometime early next year.

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Information from: The Oakland Tribune, https://www.oaklandtribune.com

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