NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 28, 1984
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(Studio) Intro. to report with regard to creosote bush in Mojave Desert given.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Mojave Desert) Report on University of California's Prof. Frank Vasik and study of a creosote bush ring that is one single bush and approx. 11,700 years old cited. [VASIK - comments.] Incidents that have occurred in bush's lifetime noted to include those celebrated by Jesus' birth and Hannukah, Greeks' building of Parthenon, King Solomon's erection of gates of Jerusalem, David's harp-playing, Druids' erection of Stonehenge, Egyptians' erection of pyramids and sphinx, walls of Jericho. Seed of bush said to have been planted at end of Ice Age when sloths and woolly mammoths still roamed. Vasik's hope that the Nature Conservancy can buy area and preserve bush stated.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
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