Daily Archives: May 16, 2019

Former physician gets new title: Fossil Master for 2019

Annual festival honors George Oliver & zest for relics! AURORA George Oliver, Jr. grew up in Cary, North Carolina, back when it was still a small town. His mom was a first grade teacher, and his dad taught chemistry at NC State and built houses. He helped his dad build the house he grew up in. He was first introduced to fossils by his dad, who got interested in them while working in Illinois, where Dr. Oliver was born. Dr. Oliver graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and received a Morehead Scholarship, which is a full merit-based scholarship, to medical school there. He served in the United States Nav…