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17-Pound Bone Found During Flood Cleanup In Vigo County
Updated May 24, 2013 6:43 AM
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(TERRE HAUTE) - Crews cleaning up from Wabash River flooding in western Indiana came across a 17-pound bone that they believe might have come from an ancient mastodon.

The Vigo County highway department is keeping the bone that's a couple feet long in an office for now and has informed researchers from the Indiana State Museum.

Assistant highway superintendent Dan Bennett tells WTHI-TV (http://bit.ly/13LnHuz ) the bone was found amid a washed-out section of a county road about 10 miles south of Terre Haute.

Most of the road's pavement was washed away during April flooding that broke through a nearby levee. Bennett says it could take 50,000 tons of material to replace the road and that he doesn't know whether the county can afford the estimated $250,000 cost.

Information provided by WTHI-TV



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