Dakota Midday: Images of the Past, the Haas Plesiosaur Fossil

Feb 22, 2016

Arthur Haas was one of two ranchers who found a fossil but didn’t learn until many years later that it was a unique genus of aquatic reptile.  The Haas family had the honor of naming it.  It’s now on display now at the Adams Museum and it’s SDPB’s Images of the Past feature this week.

Darrel Nelson, Deadwood History Inc., Exhibits Director, and Bill Haas, the grandson of a man who found a plesiosaur fossil near Belle Fourche in 1934, join Dakota Midday to talk aboutt the discovery, the artifact, and the naming of Pahasapasaurus haasi.