These stories tell about the discovery of the dinosaur footprints and about the lives of the discoverers.
Two young New England academy teachers ignite an impassioned partnership
Orra and Edward Hitchcock bend, break, and preserve gender roles
Edward and Orra Hitchcock go sightseeing and meet with fellow geologists in Britain and Europe
Interpreting the "fossil bird tracks" evolves from a biblical understanding to a scientific view of dinosaur footprints
His discovery of strange fossils in 1835 completely changes a laborer's life
Edward Hitchcock and James Deane spar over which of them discovered fossil footprints. Benjamin Silliman mediates.