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Northwest Missouri State University


Geoscience Museum and Troutman Collection

Numerous exhibits in the Garrett-Strong Science Building on the Northwest campus include the first-floor Geoscience Museum, which features a full-scale reproduction of a fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex skull, a meteorite display and geological specimens collected in various parts of the United States, including north Missouri.

The second floor, west wing, of Garrett-Strong contains the Walter M. and Velma C. Troutman Collection of North American Mammals.

On hunting trips between 1966 and 1982, the Troutman's collected numerous big-game trophies in Canada, Alaska, Mexico and the Western United States.

In addition to gray wolf, elk, pronghorn and Kodiak brown bear, the exhibit includes the four varieties of bighorn sheep found in North America: desert bighorn, mountain bighorn and two types of Dall or "thinhorn" sheep, white and Stone.