William J. Holland

Holland is credited with proposing the name “Dinosaur National Monument.”

William Holland
William Holland

Dr. William J. Holland was the Director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History from 1901 to 1922. He managed the finances for the excavations by Earl Douglass at the Carnegie Quarry from 1909 to 1922. After recollecting a remark about the supposed presence of dinosaur bones in the Jurassic strata of the eastern Uintah Basin from the Hayden Geological Survey of 1871, Holland joined Douglass for prospecting in 1908. Together they found a femur of Diplodocus, and Eouglass would return the following year and discover the Carnegie Quarry. Holland is credited with proposing the name “Dinosaur National Monument.”

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