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Faith in Meade County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sue

 
 
Sue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 28, 2020
1. Sue Marker
Inscription.  This scrap iron sculpture was created to commemorate Sue, the largest, most complete and best preserved T-Rex found to date! Ninety percent of her original bones were found. Only a foot, an arm and a few ribs and vertebrae are missing.

Sue was found near Faith on August 12, 1990 by Sue Hendrickson. Sue is 42 feet long and 13 feet high at the hips. There are 58 teeth with which range from 7 1/2” to 12” long.

Sue was purchased by the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, on October 4, 1997 for $8.4 million. The Field Museum has two replicas of the T-Rex that are traveling displays usually exhibited in different museums across the states and abroad.

Faith wass able to host this exhibit May 10 through September 1, 2008.

Sculptor John Lopez

Local Artist and sculptor John Lopez created the sculpture to commemorate the impact that Sue has had in the Faith area and surrounding communities. John also created 10 of the life-sized presidential bronzes that are placed in downtown Rapid City, SD. The Lopez-Hunt-Meyer Quarter Horse sale was held annually in Faith for many years. There you

T-Rex sculpture and Sue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 28, 2020
2. T-Rex sculpture and Sue Marker
could find John and his family doing something they really enjoy doing...selling good horses.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicPaleontology.
 
Location. 45° 1.397′ N, 102° 2.18′ W. Marker is in Faith, South Dakota, in Meade County. Marker is on East 1st Street (U.S. 212) west of 2nd Avenue East, on the right when traveling west. Located at the Chamber of Commerce/Information Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 E 1st St, Faith SD 57626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Faith (within shouting distance of this marker); Small Town / Badger Clark (approx. half a mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Chicago Field Museum blog about "Sue". (Submitted on July 31, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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