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Dinosaur Tracks

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Vernon and Elm St., Glen Rose, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 14' 6.1692", -97° 45' 22.5612"
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    Formed 100,000,000 years ago, tracks of 3 kinds of dinosaurs are preserved in the limestone below Paluxy River. Types include Acrocanthosaurus (a meat-eater), Camptosaurus (plant-eater who left 3-toed bird-like tracks), and Pleurocoelus (a plant-eater who made huge 5-toed prints). For years following their discovery (about 1910), the tracks remained a novelty. When Paluxy River ran low, farmers caught catfish stranded in them. Excavations by a prominent museum and several universities in 1938 brought the tracks to the attention of the world. (1970)

This page last updated: 7/20/2010 20:39:51

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Dinosaur Tracks Historical Marker Location Map, Glen Rose, Texas