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Press Photo by Lisa Miller Mike Tinnes and Parker Blazek dig for fossils during an excavation east of Medora on Saturday afternoon.

Diggers get glimpse of life 60 million years ago near Medora

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MEDORA -- Before there were cowboys and horses in Medora there were palm trees and crocodiles.

"It was a lot like south Florida here 60 million years ago," North Dakota Geological Survey State Paleontologist Dr. John Hoganson said.

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