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Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Palm Fronds

 
 
Palm Fronds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sherry L. Perrie, January 11, 2018
1. Palm Fronds Marker
Inscription.
Large palm fronds show that the climate was much warmer than that of today. Other plant and tree types found here, such as extinct relatives of sycamore, walnut, paddle-leafed ginger and an ancient relative of the avocado, lost their leaves seasonally.

Temperatures, moderated by the seaway to the east, seldom dropped below freezing. Humidity from the seaway, lakes and swamps contributed to rainfall that produced abundant vegetation.

 
Erected by Erected by The Greater Denver Area Gem and Mineral Council, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, and the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge.
 
Location. 39° 44.598′ N, 105° 13.167′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Touch for map. The marker is found on the 1.5 mile Triceratops Trail which starts at the Triceratops Trail marker on the Bike Path south of Jones Road and Prospect Park. Park east of the junction of 6th Ave (US 6) and 19th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Triceratops Tracks (here, next to this marker); Bird Track (a few steps from this marker); Triceratops Trail
A Palm Frond image. Click for full size.
By Sherry L. Perrie, January 11, 2018
2. A Palm Frond
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1211 Washington Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away); Territorial Capital of Colorado (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1115 Washington Avenue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jolly Rancher 1113 Washington Avenue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Billy Drew Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Triceratops Trail. (Submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Triceratops Trail. (Submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Palm Fronds. (Submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentPaleontology
 
Leaf Impression image. Click for full size.
By Sherry L. Perrie, January 11, 2018
3. Leaf Impression
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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