Or maybe not. Every year, events seem to prove the opposite. For many years, our local Mother Lode Mineral Society has held their Rock and Mineral Show at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock and did so this last weekend. Thousands of community members, old, young, and in-between, showed up, as they always do. If you follow these sorts of things, you can imagine that there are lots of concessionaires hawking their wares, and you'd get the feel that the whole thing is a gigantic sales event. And if they're just selling stuff, why even show up?
|The Modesto Junior College Geology Club displays fossil replicas of previous inhabitants of our Great Valley|
|Dunkleosteus and a Coelacanth, two ancient orders of the fish family. Dunkleosteus grew to a length of thirty feet or more. The Coelacanths, thought extinct until one was discovered in 1938, is one of the rarest orders of fish in the world.|