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Wilf Woods: Mega-flood geologist was a stubborn fellow

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The Wenatchee chapter of the Ice Age Institute, the Erratics, heard Dr. Vic Baker talk about J Harlen Bretz Tuesday at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

He described Bretz, who had assumed his name (the J without a period) at the time he was getting his PhD at Chicago. Bretz was fun-loving, pipe-smoking, and stubborn. He had to be, for his observations of the “Channeled Scablands” made by catastrophic floods was universally denied by the biggest names in geology.

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