Mammoth project: Promoter sees prehistoric animals in Superior's old library

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A Twin Ports landmark that looks like a relic may eventually be filled with them.

A Hermantown man with experience in tourism and zoology hopes to turn Superior's former library into a natural history museum.

Matthew Waterhouse has launched a non-profit company called Prehistoric Adventures and he tells Northland's NewsCenter he visualizes dinosaurs and wooly mammoths in the old Carnegie Library.

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The vision's not a stuffy one, though.

Waterhouse tells FOX 21 it would be a living history museum including some live animals "...that need help conservation-wise," mentioning the Monarch butterfly as an example.

Superior's old library dates from 1902, the Duluth News Tribune reports, but has been vacant since 1991. A Superior city official tells the newspaper it will likely cost about $2 million in renovations to bring it up to code.

Dinosaurs and mastodons probably don't have that kind of change. So Waterhouse has gone looking for it, starting a crowdfunding page through indiegogo and posting a promotional video to YouTube.

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