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Sculptor:
Brees, Chris  Search this
Medium:
Marker: bronze; Base: stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by National Park Service Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Located Maple Street Haddonfield New Jersey
Date:
1984. Dedicated Oct. 26, 1995
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1995.
Image on file.
New York Times (New Jersey Edition), Metro, Nov. 27, 1994, pg. 58.
(On relief plaque, raised lettering:) HADROSAURUS FOULKII/IN A MARL PIT ON THE JOHN E. HOPKINS FARM IN/OCTOBER 1858, THE WORLD'S FIRST NEARLY COMPLETE/DINOSAUR SKELETON WAS UNEARTHED BY WILLIAM/PARKER FOULKE. THE FIND WAS ADJACENT TO THIS POINT./THIS WAS ALSO THE FIRST DINOSAUR SKELETON TO EVER BE/MOUNTED. THE BONES REPRESENTED A 25 FOOT, 7-8 TON/HERBIVOROUS HADROSAURUS (REPTILE), ITS HEIGHT PROBABLY/RANGED FROM 6-10 FEET AT THE HIPS. SOME 55 OF AN/ESTIMATED 80 BONES WERE DISCOVERED. THIS CREATURE/LIVED 70-80 MILLION YEARS AGO DURING THE CRETACEOUS/PERIOD AT THE END OF THE DINOSAUR AGE./THIS SITE WAS DEVELOPED IN 1984 AS AN EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT/BY CHRISTOPHER BREES, TROOP 65,/MAJOR PROJECT FUNDED BY THE/ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES, PHILADELPHIA, PA
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Summary:
A plaque with image of Hadrosaurus Foulkii dinosaur and text related to discovery of first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton, unearthed in modern times. The dinosaur walks in a nearly horizontal position on hind legs in proper right profile. It has a long tail and small front legs. The plaque is attached to an irregularly-shaped boulder.
Topic:
Animal--Other--Dinosaur  Search this
Control number:
IAS NJ000462
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_336697