Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Book That Brought a Dinosaur to Life
In 1956, author Oliver Butterworth brought a dinosaur to life, thrilling millions of readers with his tale. In The Enormous Egg, 12-year old Nate Twitchell spotted an egg unlike any other on his family farm. A few weeks after Nate's discovery, out hatched a tiny triceratops.
Under Nate's care, the dinosaur Uncle Beazley—named after Nate's great, great uncle—moved from the Twitchell farm in New Hampshire to the "National Museum" in Washington and eventually to the Zoo. And there Beazley stayed "for a long, long time."
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
Location. 38° 55.724′ N, 77° 2.858′ W. Marker is in Smithsonian National Zoo, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Olmsted Walk. Touch for map. On the grounds of the Smithsonian National Zoological Garden. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Hollywood Legend at the Zoo? (a few steps from this marker); How to Drink Coffee and Save Birds (within shouting distance of this marker); Prairie Dogs (within shouting distance of this marker); The O-Line Easter Monday (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (about 400 feet away); Aldabra Tortoise (about 400 feet away); A Capital Bird (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithsonian National Zoo.
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