Mammoth monument put on hold

POSTED: Monday, August 2, 2010 - 7:01pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

The effort to recognize a local treasure as a national monument has been put on hold in Congress.

The Waco Tribune reports that Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn is blocking the vote to extend the recognition to Waco's mammoth site.

The designation would release federal funds to the help maintain the site where two dozen mammoth skeletons were fossilized almost 70,000 years ago.

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