Wednesday, September 8, 2010

· Tyrannosaurus rex Neighbor

Fitting right in with the historical nature of Hill City, South Dakota is this T. rex neighbor of Mountains To Prairies B&B and Smiling Bear Antiques. He consists of partial replication casting and 65% real bone. His name is Stan, of the well-known Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc., and is on display at the Black Hills Museum of Natural History on Hill City's Main Street. The museum's entrance is through Everything Prehistoric Gift Shop.

These photos were taken while Stan was, in good hands, regaining his original stature and ultimately his extremely impressive head.
We amateur enthusiasts have dubbed the Institute's appropriately proportional building across the street...
The Dinosaur Assembly Facility.

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