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Diplodocus carnegii

 
 
Diplodocus carnegii Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
1. Diplodocus carnegii Marker
Inscription. Diplodocus carnegii lived 150 million years ago, when dinosaurs dominated the land. Carnegie Museum paleontologists first discovered the remains in Wyoming on July 4, 1899. A new species, the dinosaur was named after Andrew Carnegie, the museums generous benefactor.

The colossal skeleton, affectionately dubbed “Dippy,” soon became an international sensation. Replicas of the celebrated dinosaur were erected in nine museums around the world. The original, however, stands in Carnegie Museum of Natural History's own Dinosaur Hall.

This life-sized replica, created under the scientific guidance of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, was dedicated July 10, 1999.
 
Erected 1999 by The Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
 
Location. 40° 26.613′ N, 79° 57.086′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Forbes Avenue. Touch for map. Near the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4216 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victor Herbert (a few steps from this marker); Stephen C. Foster Memorial (about 400 feet
Diplodocus carnegii Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2016
2. Diplodocus carnegii Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Andrew Carnegie (about 400 feet away); The Hiker (about 700 feet away); Fourth Ward Memorial (about 700 feet away); Barney Dreyfuss (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forbes Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schenley Park Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Dippy the Star-Spangled Dinosaur. Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Bob Baltz, Jr. Friday July 2, 1999. (Submitted on November 11, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. PaleontologyScience & Medicine
 
"Dippy" the Diplodocus image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 13, 2016
3. "Dippy" the Diplodocus
"Dippy" the Diplodocus image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2016
4. "Dippy" the Diplodocus
"Dippy" the Diplodocus image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2016
5. "Dippy" the Diplodocus
Diplodocus carnegii skeleton inside the Carnegie Museum image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2016
6. Diplodocus carnegii skeleton inside the Carnegie Museum
Diplodocus carnegii Skeleton image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2016
7. Diplodocus carnegii Skeleton
Andrew Carnegie reading his newspaper on November 1898 saw an article headlined "Most Colossal Animal Ever on Earth Just Found Out West!" describing the discovery of this huge dinosaur skeleton by a University of Wyoming Paleontologist. Carnegie wrote to Dr. William J. Holland director of the Carnegie Museum, "Buy this for Pittsburgh" and mailed him a check for $10,000. This skeleton is the type specimen for Diplodicus carnegii.
I ♥ Diplodocus carnegii image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 16, 2016
8. I ♥ Diplodocus carnegii
Volunteer Vanessa models a staff tee shirt at the Carnegie Natural History Museum.
Crushed Penny image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 11, 2016
9. Crushed Penny
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8, 9. submitted on November 11, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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