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Dinosaurs in Alabama

An article in the Atlanta Journal/Constitution:

> LIVING WEDNESDAY â June 7, 2000  
> Getaway: Alabama museums open window to history
> Lagarde Park in Anniston is home to adjacent buildings that display fine 
> armaments and Hitler's tea service in one and mummies, dinosaurs in the 
> other
> A trip to prehistoric times 

> The Anniston Museum of Natural History was created in 1930, when H. 
> Severn Regar moved his business from Pennsylvania and donated to his 
> adopted city his collections of biological specimens, mounted birds and 
> wildlife, Egyptian mummies and historical objects. Significant acquisitions 
> have made the museum one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast. 

> Visitors begin their tour in prehistoric times. A pteranodon, a flying 
> reptile with a 30-foot wingspan, hangs overhead. Albertosaurus, a 3-ton 
> ancestor of T-rex, roamed Alabama a few million years ago. He's brightly 
> colored like a tropical bird, as some scientists believe many dinosaurs 
> were. Running water, cool air, stalactites, and realistic-looking birds, 
> bats, frogs and small animals wait in a limestone cave, similar to the 
> real thing found in this part of Alabama. 

So, Alabama should be the place to look for those elusive post K/T 
dinosaur fossils.