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Madras fossil buff Mel Ashwill is seeking to have a fossil display named for Phil Brogan.

SUSAN MATHENY - Madras resident Mel Ashwill holds a fossilized camel leg he found in Gateway.Mel Ashwell, a Madras paleontology buff, displays one of his prized possession, a fossilized camel leg bone, which was discovered near Gateway.

Ashwell has been pushing for the fossilized rock display at Juniper Hills Park to be named after Phil Brogan, his mentor, who was born in Ashwood.

The rocks at the park were "saved" from a highway project on the Warm Springs Grade. For much more on Ashwell, his paleontology and his drive to have Brogan honored see the article in the website's "Features" section.

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