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ISU Creates Copies of Ancient Horse Feet for Exhibit

April 29, 2007     E-mail this page to a friend!

Pocatello, ID (AP)—The Idaho Museum of Natural History in eastern Idaho now has two sets of prehistoric horse feet casts.

One will remain at the museum and the other will be part of a traveling exhibit that explains the significance of horseshoes.

The museum only had one set but got some high-tech help from Idaho State University to produce another.

The school's virtualization laboratory and computerized machining technology department combined to produce the spare set.

The casts are of bones from horses that lived about 50 million years ago.

The traveling exhibit is called “For Want of Horseshoe.”

It will make its first trip in several weeks to The Appaloosa Museum in Moscow, Idaho.