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Haddonfield in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hadrosaurus Foulkii

 
 
Hadrosaurus Foulkii Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
1. Hadrosaurus Foulkii Marker
Inscription. 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.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 54.591′ N, 75° 1.753′ W. Marker is in Haddonfield, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is on Maple Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at a site located at the end of Maple Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Haddonfield NJ 08033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Grove School (approx. half a mile away); Hessian Army during the Revolutionary War (approx.
Hadrosaurus Foulkii Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
2. Hadrosaurus Foulkii Markers
Several markers and displays are located at this site.
0.6 miles away); Alfred Eastlack Driscoll (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Haddonfield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian King Tavern State Historic Site (NR) (approx. ¾ mile away); Indian King Tavern (approx. ¾ mile away); Guard House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ye Kings Highway (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Haddonfield.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains an image of the dinosaur.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hadrosaurus Foulkii. Website devoted to finding the world’s first dinosaur skeleton. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Smithsonian Inventory Page for the Hadrosaurus Monument (sculpture). The Smithsonian keeps an inventory of sculptures, paintings, monuments and other works of art. This monument was documented and cataloged as well. (Submitted on December 19, 2010, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. PaleontologyScience & Medicine
 
Haddonfield Dinosaur Commemorative Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
3. Haddonfield Dinosaur Commemorative Site
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
4. National Historic Landmark Marker
Hadrosaurus Foulkii
site
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
1994

National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Dinosaur Exhibits image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
5. Dinosaur Exhibits
Examples of different dinosaurs are displayed near the marker.
Hadrosaurus Foulkii Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
6. Hadrosaurus Foulkii Site
Hadrosaurus Foulkii image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
7. Hadrosaurus Foulkii
This model of a Hadrosaurus Foulkii is on display about a mile away, on Kings Highway in downtown Haddonfield.
Hadrosaurus Foulkii Directional Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
8. Hadrosaurus Foulkii Directional Sign
This sign pointing the way to the Haddonfield Dinosaur Commemorative Site is located on Grove Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,284 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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