Saturday, May 14, 2011

ATLANTApix: Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Stegosaurus at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History
There's a life-size Stegosaurus behind the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Be sure to go out on the back patio area or at least peer out of the windows on the ground floor level or you might miss this spectacular giant. And this Stegosaurus is special.

Crafted by Jonas Studios, this Stegosaurus is a replica of the Stegosaurus that debuted at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, along with eight other also life-size dinosaurs. The exhibition, Sinclair Dinoland, spawned greater imagination and interest in the giants who once ruled the world.

The original Stegosaurus model, after a national tour, took up residence at the Dinosaur National Monument on the Colorado and Utah border, which is within the area where Jurassic Period Stegosaurus fossils have been found.

At the same World's Fair, Ford Motor Company debuted on April 17, 1964, in the Ford pavilion, their brand new car, the Ford Mustang.

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