Antique snapshots of dinosaurs

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I call shenanigans. Those people look fake as hell

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Going to need big poop bags for those pets.

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when I was a kid I loved these road-side dinosaur attractions. But the best was the Sinclair dinosaur exhibit at the 1964? worlds fair in Flushing, Queens.

https://gombessa.tripod.com/scienceleadstheway/id32.html

I remember getting a triceratops model from a coin operated hot-wax molder.

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I hadn’t heard those words in that order in quite some time.

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We had a tourist trap with big concrete dinosaur statues in northern Ohio. One attraction was a little train that wandered among the statues. When the train passed speakers made cheesy roaring sounds and all us kids pointed and smiled. The park shut down in the 1990s, and a few of the statues are still around the state in new locations, one near my home in the back lot of an equipment rental yard. Most were small enough to ride a flatbed semi and fans of the weird bought them at auction.

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Mold-a-rama

https://mold-a-rama.com

https://mold-a-rama.com/#!/Triceratops/p/185132635/category=0
https://mold-a-rama.com/#!/T-Rex/p/189811760/category=0

Those are the two I got when I was something like 4yrs old.

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I would have no idea what you were talking about if it wasn’t for Wonder Falls

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I saw the exhibit at a local shopping center when they took it on the road.


(not my photo)
Got a brontosaurus from the hot-mold machine; it was very cool to see it being formed!
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Oh my! I am glad I am not the only relic on these messageboards. I think I was 4 when my parents took us.

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my family encountered some dinos in south dakota in the 70s. ive heard there are still sightings there.

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Oooh I love Flashbak! They always have interesting stuff

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All of these photos, except for the last one, are from Dinosaur Park in Rapid City, from the 1930s. Dinosaur Park was built on Skyline Drive, a long ridge that divides RC, and is several hundred feet above the town. The dinos are still there, and visible for some distance. The park is small, with a gift shop in the summer, but it’s also free

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Yes, this is a more modern view of
Dinosaur Park in Rapid City

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Exactly what someone with a dinosaur would say

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Not all the dinosaurs went away…

It is interesting to see how our concepts of them have changed over the years.

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