1920 : Giant Beaver Skull Found in Niles

June 19, 2018 all-day

On June 19, 1920, workers on the Michigan Central Railroad yards nears Niles unearthed the skull of a giant beaver. The giant beaver was a prehistoric beast that roamed North America along with mammoths and mastodons. It could grow to approximately eight feet in length and weigh nearly a quarter of a ton. The giant beaver became extinct during the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

Source: Michigan Every Day

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