Friday, 23 May 2014

South Carolina Gets State Fossil Despite Creationist Pushback

By Megan Gannon, News Editor | May 21, 2014 09:40am ET

Thanks to the efforts of a history-obsessed third-grader, South Carolina now has a state fossil — the Columbian mammoth.

Opposition from creationist state legislators had stalled the initiative, but Gov. Nikki Haley made the state fossil official with her signature on Friday (May 16).

"That was history of South Carolina that would've been lost if I hadn't done something about it," 8-year-old Olivia McConnell told the Associated Press this week.

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