The J Harlen Bretz Legacy at Albion College

J Harlen Bretz graduated from Albion College in 1905. He went on to be a very influential geologist and professor at the University of Chicago. Early in his career Bretz hypothesized that the barren Scablands terrain of eastern Washington State was created by giant ice age floods. His ideas were scorned but he was ultimately vindicated and is recognized for his rebellious tenacity. Late in his life Bretz rekindled his ties to Albion College's Department of Geological Sciences. We have just created a new website to honor Bretz's Albion Legacy. (Click here to access the Bretz page)