LeRoy Kay

Kay would typically alternate between summers at the Dinosaur National Monument quarry and the Carnegie Museum in the winter

LeRoy “Pop” Kay was a paleontologist who worked closely with the quarry at Dinosaur National Monument. Kay worked his way up from a quarry laborer during the excavations under Earl Douglass, to being the Curator of Vertebrate Fossils at the Carnegie Museum in 1941, a position he would hold until he retired in 1957. He would typically alternate between summers at the Dinosaur National Monument quarry and the Carnegie Museum in the winter. (SVP Bulletin, 1945).

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