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Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Marmarth area is rich in dinosaur fossils, especially Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, hadrosaurs, and many other species. A life-size welded steel T-Rex was recently erected east of town, where it is visible on a hill to the south of Highway 12.

The dinosaur was designed and crafted by Derek Lyson and David Shepherd of Marmarth, along with other students and faculty from the Manufacturing Technologies program of the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

The T-Rex figure was constructed in preparation for the first Dinosaur Daze celebration, a community-wide annual event in July to promote tourism.

The dinosaur figure on the right is a scale model measuring 4 feet in length used as a guide in assembling the completed figure, which measures over 30 feet long.

 

A crane was used to hoist the various sections into place, where they were welded together and supported with beams and steel cable.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Bismarck Tribune covered the story in June of 2001.

Tyrannosaurus Rex


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