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Willamette Meteorite

For nearly a century (since 1905), the Willamette Meteorite has been on display at New York City's American Museum of Natural History, Hayden Planetarium, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192.


A replica of the meteorite stands near the Willamette Methodist Church at the corner of Seventh Ave. and Fourteenth St. (1683 Willamette Falls Dr.), West Linn, Oregon. Another version is outside the Natural History Museum on the Eugene campus of the University of Oregon.


Iijima, Geneva Cobb, "Who Owns a Meteorite?", Odyssey Vol.4, No.2, February 1995, by Cobblestone Publishing Inc., Peterborough, NH, pp.18-22.

Lynch, Vera Martin, Free Land for Free Men: a Story of Clackamas County, 1973, by Artline Inc., Portland, OR, uses material from Dr. Erwin F. Lange's Willamette Meteorite (out of print) and Jerry Tippens article in the newspaper, Oregon Journal, May 7, 1963.


Mason, B., "The Meteorite and Tekite Collection of the American Museum of Natural History," American Museum of Natural History Novitiates 2190, 40p.

Preston, Douglas J., Dinosaurs in the Attic: an Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History, 1986, by Ballantine Books, NY, pp. 254-258.

Reeds, C.A., "Catalogue of Meteorites in the American Museum of Natural History, as of October 1, 1935", Bulletin American Museum of Natural History 73, pp517-672.


"American Museum of Natural History" (April 1999)--special thanks to Amanda Bielskas of the Museum staff.

"The Great Floods of Glacial Lake Missoula" (March 1999).

"Lake Pend Oreille" (March 1999).

"Manuscript of the Month: the Lewis and Clark Exposition" (April 1999); this presumably temporary page has been copied into this website. After April 1999, the Oregon Historical Society may archive it somewhere at

"Meteors and the Native Americans" (April 1999) by Gary W. Kronk.

Go to Amazing Heavenly and Earthly Journey of the Willamette Meteorite

Go to Strange Journey: Further Travels of the Willamette Meteorite

Go to Who Owns a Meteorite?

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