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Fossils found in the walls of the Nassau County Courthouse

The Nassau County Court Building on Old Country Road in Mineola was built in 1938 with limestone walls. On May 24, 2018, Daniel Looney, a Nassau County deputy executive assistant district attorney, spoke about an interesting find: brachiopod and bryozoan fossils in the walls. Looney said he contacted a paleontologist who said they were likely in excess of 200 million years old. Looney is part of the team looking to obtain landmark status for the courthouse and he said he hopes this will help in his efforts. (Credit: Randee Daddona)


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