Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

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Archive for April 2014

Joseph Burr Tyrrell: Geologist, Gold Miner and Dinosaur Hunter

Hearing loss did not restrict Joseph Burr Tyrrell. He was one of Canada’s highly respected geologists, first to find Albertosaurus and rich seams of coal. Scarlet fever struck Joseph Tyrrell when he was a young child and the illness left him with permanent hearing damage. Tyrrell, born on November 1, 1858 in Weston, Ontario, was… (read more)