Clifton James Sarle
  1874 - 1960 
Prehistoric
        Pittsford
This page is under construction, and I hope to bring to you information on Clifton J. Sarle, the discoverer of the Pittsford Shale Fauna of eurypterids, and what happened to him after he left Rochester, New York.
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It was Clifton James Sarle who described the  wonderful eurypterid fauna in 1903.  I am one of the lucky few to have seen and collected eurypterids from the old Erie Canal behind the historic Spring House and eastward into the Village of Pittsford.  I am indebted to Sarle for revealing these prehistoric animals to all of us.  My interest in eurypterids, ironically, began within 2 or 3 years after his death--so I never had the opportunity to meet him.
   Biographical data is currently being received from Allan Sarle Troy and I hope to include this data on this page.  STAY TUNED   Sam Ciurca  June 30, 2002
Clifton James Sarle