Dinosaur Graveyard

Dinosaur Graveyard (HM1ON8)

Location: , WY
Country: United States of America

N 41° 51.901', W 106° 4.398'

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To the north lies Como Bluff - "The Dinosaur Graveyard" - one of the greatest and well known fossil beds of dinosaur remains in the world. There paleontologist of the 19th century discovered and unearthed many excellent fossil specimens of the world's larges land creatures.
Crew working for paleontologists at Yale University and the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences found a multitude of dinosaur and other prehistoric animal remains in the late 1970s and 1880s, making Como Bluff the site of one of the most important discoveries of Jurassic fossils in the world. Dinosaur fossils from this region, including the now familiar Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Camarasaurus, Diplodocus, and Apatosaurus (aka. Brontosaurus), did more than any other discoveries to make the public conscious of dinosaurs. Fierce competition ensued between paleontologists and academic institutions resulting in what is now known as the "Dinosaur Wars." In the late 1800s, hundreds of bones of dinosaurs and many other Jurassic animals, including some of the earliest known mammals were unearthed and shipped from this area. They now reside in such institutions as the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the American Museum of Natural History. Fossil Cabin was constructed as a tourist attraction during the Lincoln Highway era.
Como Bluff and Fossil Cabin are listed on the National Resister of Historic Places. Como Bluff is primarily on private land. Trespassing is not allowed.
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HM NumberHM1ON8
Series This marker is part of the Strange But True series
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Placed ByWyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
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Date Added Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 410923 N 4635346
Decimal Degrees41.86501667, -106.07330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 51.901', W 106° 4.398'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 51' 54.06" N, 106° 4' 23.88" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-287, WY , US
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