Aurora Fossil Museum rockets to tourist hot spot

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Cindy Crane, executive director of the Aurora Fossil Museum, gets credit for some superb vision, culminating Tuesday, June 15, with the christening of National Megalodon Day. The day was selected as a tribute to the our region’s popular destination, which first opened its doors on June 15, 1978. A monstrous shark, the Megalodon roamed the world s seas millions of years ago, and in doing so left behind plenty of teeth which have been uncov- ered deep in the earth as the nearby phosphate mine works its magic. These valuable artifacts are just some of the incredible relics on display at the museum, which has become an economic engine for the small community. Young and old revel for hours in the museum’s fossil pit FREE TO ALL COMERS!!