Glen Rose Dinosaur Tracks


Dinosaur footprint





During the late 1930s, Roland T. Bird collected for the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, a number of Early Cretaceous dinosaur fossil footprints at the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, Texas. These specimens included a trackway recording the pursuit of a sauropod dinosaur by a theropod. Shown here are two souvenir postcards from the American Museum, both dated 1939, the one above showing local boy Tommy Pendly inside one of the water-filled sauropod tracks; the other, locals selling dinosaur footprints as rock garden ornaments. The Tyrannosaurus statue was built by the Jonas Studios for the 1964 New York World’s Fair.


Glen Rose

Glen Rose Jonas Tyrannosaurus