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Government Shutdown Could Impact Fossil Transfer

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A well-known Montana artifact headed to the Smithsonian could be put on stand-by as the government remains shut down.

Museum of the Rockies officials say Montana's Wankel T-Rex fossil is scheduled to leave for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History October 11.

But right now, the Smithsonian is closed because of the government shutdown.

While the bronze cast will remain at the Museum of the Rockies' front door, the real fossil will stand in the Smithsonian for the next 50 years.

M.O.R. officials expect to find out Friday if the fossil will head to Washington D.C. on time.

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