Choteau, Montana (S/F)

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Choteau is a city in Montana, in the United States, named for French fur-trapper and explorer Pierre Chouteau, Jr. The city is not very large, having a population of just under two thousand, and is located about twenty miles east of the Rocky Mountains. Choteau’s biggest claim to fame is nearby Egg Mountain in the Two Medicine Formation, one of the most important paleontological sites in the world. It was at Egg Mountain that, in 1977, Marion Brandvold discovered the bones of juvenile Maiasaura and eggs belonging to the same species. It was these fossils which indicated that dinosaurs were not the savage, uncaring creatures that people had always thought them to be. The skeletons of Orodromeus and Troodon were also found at Egg Mountain.

After inviting Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler to Isla Nublar, John Hammond brought them to Choteau, where his private jet was waiting to take them to San José.