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Waco Mammoth National Monument Book Signing

April 27, 2023 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm


Celebrating the Release of “A History of the Waco Mammoth Site: In Pursuit of a National Monument”


WACO, Texas (April 12, 2023) – The Waco Mammoth Foundation announced today that a book-signing event will be held with authors Calvin Smith and David Lintz to celebrate the release of their book, “A History of the Waco Mammoth Site: In Pursuit of a National Monument.” The event will take place at 6 PM on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the Waco Mammoth National Monument, 6220 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco, TX 76708.


The book discusses how the Waco Mammoth Site represents a certain kind of rare breakthrough in paleontology, leading Waco to become one of the world’s most treasured ancient proboscidean sites. “A History of the Waco Mammoth Site: In Pursuit of a National Monument” details the journey of the Waco Mammoth Site, from the initial landmark discovery in 1978 to subsequent excavations and becoming a part of the National Park Service in 2015.


Authors Calvin Smith and David Lintz have played pivotal roles in the development of the site through the years. David Lintz was part of the early excavation and investigation team at the site, and Calvin Smith reopened the site in 1984 after work was halted, helping to expose sixteen specimens.


“Since the mammoth skeletons were uncovered at the edge of the city over 40 years ago, Waco and the study of Columbian Mammoths has been forever changed,” said Jamie Goble, President of the Waco Mammoth Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for the significant roles Calvin and David have played in making the site what it is today, and are thrilled their incredible book has been published,” she continued.


The book-signing event taking place on April 27, 2023, will include an author introduction, author reading, meet and greet, book-signing and closing remarks. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided. The event is brought in collaboration between the Waco Mammoth Foundation and partners at the City of Waco, the National Park Service and Baylor University. To learn more about “A History of the Waco Mammoth Site: In Pursuit of a National Monument” or to purchase the book online, please visit https://bit.ly/WacoMammoth.



The Waco Mammoth Foundation is the official partner of the Waco Mammoth National Monument and raises money each year for improvements and programming at the park. In collaboration with partners at Baylor University, City of Waco, and the National Park Service WMF works to protect this special piece of history for the Central Texas community, and for future generations. Want to join us? To learn more about the Waco Mammoth Foundation today or to become a member, please visit www.WacoMammothFoundation.org.


April 27, 2023
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Waco Mammoth National Monument
6220 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco, TX 76708, USA


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