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Statue of World’s First Dinosaur - Haddonfield, NJ

In October 2003, a statue was erected in Haddonfield, NJ commemorating the world’s first most complete dinosaur skeleton unearthed in the world.

The statue is 8 feet tall and 18 feet long, and was created by sculptor John Giannotti. It took about a year to complete. 1,200 pounds of clay were used complete the sculpture and the support from generous donors.

The statue pays tribute to the nearby location where the first dinosaur ever was dug up.

The Hadrosaurus foulkii was discovered in October 1858 and mounted for public display in 1868. The Hadrosaurus was believed to be 25 feet long, 10 feet tall, weighed about 7-8 tons and was a vegetarian.

The original discovery site is in Hadrosaurus Park and is designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Located at: 2 Kings Court, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

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