Profiles of Rocky Mountain Geologists – a continuing series

The State of Wyoming could do no better service to the youth of the State, no greater honor to itself than by erecting a fitting and lasting memorial at the university where he worked so faithfully, to the memory of Professor Wilbur Clinton Knight, a sincere and a faithful man, and an earnest student.

—S. W. Williston, 1904

Wilbur Clinton Knight (Fig. 1), accomplished geologist and teacher, the son of a farmer, was born on 13 December 1858 at Rochelle, Illinois, then near the limit of civilization on the...

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