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Fruita in Mesa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Dinosaur Diamond

A Dual-State National Scenic Byway

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
1. Dinosaur Diamond Marker
Inscription.  

About the Diamond
The Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway (Dinosaur Diamond) is located in eastern Utah and western Colorado. Three-quarters of the 512-mile loop are within Utah. The segment within Colorado was designated the Dinosaur Diamond Scenic and Historic Byway by the Colorado Transportation Commission on October 27, 1997. The segment within Utah was designated the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway by the Utah State Legislature in 1998.

Tyrannosaurus Rex was one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs that ever lived. Everything about this ferocious predator, from its thick, heavy skull to its 4-foot-long jaw, was designed for maximum bone-crushing action!

Apatosaurus, also known as Brontosaurus, was a member of a group of sauropod dinosaurs. It lived during the Jurassic Period, 155.7 to 150.8 million years ago, on a territory of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma and Mexico. Apatosaurus was first discovered in 1877 in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
 
Erected by City of Fruita and Museums of Western Colorado.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 13, 2020
2. Dinosaur Diamond Marker
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topic lists: EnvironmentPaleontology. A significant historical date for this entry is October 27, 1997.
 
Location. 39° 9.22′ N, 108° 44.196′ W. Marker is in Fruita, Colorado, in Mesa County. Marker is near the entrance to the Colorado Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 Colorado Route 340, Fruita CO 81521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fruita History & Recreation (here, next to this marker); Butch Cassidy (a few steps from this marker); Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 3.6 miles away); John Otto (approx. 3.7 miles away); Climbing Independence (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Shape of Independence (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Grand View (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fruita.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dinosaur Diamond. (Submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Colorado Scenic Byway: Dinosaur Diamond. (Submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Geologic Map of Colorado National Monument and Adjacent Areas, Mesa County, Colorado. (Submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Museums of Western Colorado’s Dinosaur Journey
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. (Submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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