This episode was submitted by Rick Wallner and the 7th Graders of Century Middle School.

Once a tropical landscape inhabited by Dinosaurs, Colorado has a fascinating history of paleontology. Discover the “Bone Wars” of the late 1800s and the major fossil finds across Colorado.


Additional Resources: 

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Opportunities to become more involved with Paleontology at DMNS

Dinosaur Journey at Museums of Western Colorado

Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center

Garden Park Fossil Area

Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge Article, Colorado Encyclopedia

Othniel Charles Marsh Collection at Yale Peabody Musuem

Edward Drinker Cope Papers at University of Pennsylvania

Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado Encyclopedia Article