Title

In 1959, James Littlejohn and his son, Bill, with the help of friend Leonard Cas

Authors

Leigh Donaldson

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

10-2006

Pages

57-59

Abstract

In 1959, James Littlejohn and his son, Bill, with the help of friend Leonard Cash, were digging an irrigation pond on their Scarborough farm. They discovered what is now thought to be the first terrestrial mammal found in northern New England. The creature lived about 12,200 years ago, during the last ice age, and was probably a young, adult female woolly mammoth, dubbed "Hairy-It." The tusk and bones had fallen out of sight until they were rediscovered in the 1990s at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Subjects

Prehistoric animals, Woolly mammoth

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