Dinosaurs Real and Fake

A public park can house a monument to the war dead or civic pride, or, as in Fruita, Colorado, it can have a dinosaur.

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This part of the Colorado Plateau houses layers rich in dinosaur remains from the Jurassic. And so fake dinos abound. And amusingly, most of the fake dinos are neatly fenced in as if to keep the from escaping.

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How did giant ferocious reptiles come to represent human childhood?

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And what is behind those lovely hanging baskets in Vernal, Utah?

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This might be slightly more realistic, as it is at the entrance of the incredible Dinosaur National Monument, an enormous quarry of fossilized bones.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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