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History: Hippus was Here, Part 1

Reprinted from the May 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Eohippus, the Dawn Age Horse.

Hippus was Here, Part 1
By Doreen Runciman

‘In the legendary land deal known as the Founding of New Mexico, the bronco steed is mentioned along with the centipede as among the population, but back in the days when history was being written in layers of rock, there was perhaps more similarity between the horse and the many-footed insect. For the bronco steed of that time was very diminutive in size and he possessed fourteen feet.’

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