POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A lawsuit involving ownership of what experts describe as the most complete collection of dinosaur tracks ever found in Idaho has been settled.
Idaho State University on Friday announced that the 88 trackway stones containing the 200-million-year-old dinosaur footprints are being divided three ways.
The Idaho Museum of Natural History at the university will retain six trackways.
The estate of Montpelier rancher Grant Loertscher, who quarried the trackways in 2008 in Bear Lake County in southeastern Idaho and donated them to the museum, will receive 38 trackways.
And the estate of Floyd Benton, a business partner of Loertscher whose company owned the land where the trackways were quarried, will receive 44 trackways.
Loertscher filed a lawsuit in Bannock County in September of 2009 seeking possession of the trackways.
Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com
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