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Glen Rose in Somervell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dinosaur Tracks

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
1. Dinosaur Tracks Marker
Inscription.  Formed 100,000,000 years ago, tracks of 3 kinds of dinosaurs are preserved in the limestone below Paluxy River. Types include Acrocanthosaurus (a meat-eater), Camptosaurus (plant-eater who left 3-toed bird-like tracks), and Pleurocoelus (a plant-eater who made huge 5-toed prints).

For years following their discovery (about 1910), the tracks remained a novelty. When Paluxy River ran low, farmers caught catfish stranded in them.

Excavations by a prominent museum and several universities in 1938 brought the tracks to the attention of the world.
 
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1226.)
 
Location. 32° 14.111′ N, 97° 45.373′ W. Marker is in Glen Rose, Texas, in Somervell County. Marker is at the intersection of Vernon Street and Elm Street, on the right when traveling south on Vernon Street. Marker is located in front of the Somervell County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Vernon Street, Glen Rose TX 76043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
2. Dinosaur Tracks Marker
flies. Somervell County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Somervell County Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Somervell County (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campbell Building (about 400 feet away); Squaw Creek Indian Fight, 1864 (approx. 3 miles away); Comanche Peak (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Dinosaur Valley State Park - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 

2. Dinosaur Valley State Park. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (Submitted on August 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Paleontology
 
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By Brian Anderson, August 10, 2019
3. Dinosaur Tracks
 

More. Search the internet for Dinosaur Tracks.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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