Woolly mammoth remains in Michigan draw hundreds to farmer's barn

More than 200 people have stopped at Jim Bristle's farm in Washtenaw County since Friday, shortly after it was learned 80 per cent of a woolly mammoth skeleton was found there.

Jim Bristle found remains while digging in a field

A farm in southeastern Michigan has become a natural history museum since bones from a woolly mammoth were discovered there.

More than 200 people have stopped at Jim Bristle's farm in Washtenaw County since Friday. Bristle says people have been driving into Chelsea and asking for directions.

One visitor was in hospice care. Bristle tells The Ann Arbor News the reaction has "just been amazing."

Bristle and another man were digging in a soybean field when they found the ribs last week. About 20 per cent of the woolly mammoth's skeleton was eventually discovered.

Bristle says the bones will be donated to the University of Michigan.

Judy Coleman pulled her granddaughter out of school Monday to see the muddy skeleton in Bristle's barn. She says it's "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."


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