Garden Park Fossil Area

Dino-mite

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Recently, this Allosaurus tooth was found in the Garden Park Fossil Area. Andrew Smith, paleontologist with the Bureau of Land Management, excavated and prepared the tooth. It is an anterior tooth, located in the front of the mouth. Allosaurus teeth are serrated which would have been helpful in gripping and ripping meat. Similar to sharks, […]

Fremont County

Fun With Fossils

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If you’re a fan of dinosaurs, now is your chance to see a real fossil being prepped! Currently Andrew Smith, a Bureau of Land Management paleontologist, is here in the museum working on a fossil recently found in the Garden Park area. So stop by the museum this week during our open hours Wednesday – […]

Fremont County

A Surprising Find

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25 years ago in July of 1992, a group of volunteers from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and from the Garden Park Paleontology Society began an excavation braving high temperatures, thunderstorms and flash floods. So what was considered so important? One of the most complete Stegosaurus stenops skeletons ever found! Missing only its […]

Museum Blog

Dall DeWeese and His Legacy

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Father’s Day is coming up and in honor of that I think there is someone we should talk about. Not as a father in the typical sense but rather as a founder. Dall DeWeese is an important player in the history of Cañon City due to his effort at historical preservation by giving his collection […]