By Laurie Jasinski
Young Adams’s first discovery of dinosaur tracks within the Paluxy River Valley, close to the small group of Glen Rose, Texas, got here a couple of hundred million years after the reign of the dinosaurs. in this prehistoric period, herds of lumbering “sauropods” and tri-toed, carnivorous “theropods” made their approach alongside what was once then an old “dinosaur highway.” at the present time, their long-ago footsteps are immortalized within the limestone of the riverbed, arousing the interest of picnickers and paleontologists alike. certainly, approximately a century after their first discovery, the “stony oddities” of Somervell County proceed to attract Saturday-afternoon travelers, well known students, and dinosaur fans from around the kingdom and round the globe.
In her cautious, and colourful, historical past of Dinosaur Valley country Park, Jasinski deftly interweaves millennia of geological time with neighborhood legend, previous images, and quirky anecdotes of the folk who've known as the valley domestic. starting with the valley’s “first visitors”—the dinosaurs—Jasinski lines the area’s background via to the many years of the 20 th century, whilst new tune websites persisted to be found, and viewers and locals endured to go away their very own fabric imprint upon the altering panorama. The publication reaches its fruits within the account of the hard-won conflict fought via Somervell citizens and officers through the latter many years of the century to safe Dinosaur Valley’s protection as a kingdom park.
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