Vol. 1., No. 9 January, 1940
Illinois State Museum Springfield, Illinois.
Located on 5t Floor of Centennial Building
A monthly guide to the Illinois State Museum
a living thing dedicated to a better appreciation of the interesting world about us...
THEN CAME THE DINOSAURS
The dinosaurs came as the culmination of
all that was horrible and huge, the last of
certain lizards that rose from obscurity in
the coal forests, and lived grandly for millions of years. Yet they found oblivion in
the very thing that gave them power---bodies
developed at the expense of brains. 30-ton
plant-eaters f-ll beneath the fangs and claws
of ravening flesh-eaters, which in turn out on
more armor and more weight as protection
against their own terrible natures.
In the Illinois State Museum a rearranged
display shows miniature models of some of the
hugest monsters that ever roamed the earth.
Here you may see a model of the 90-foot Diplodocus; the Stegosaurus whose tiny head held 2-
ounces of brain; the sail-fin Dimetrodon; remains of one of the
first birds; and. a number of
others equally interesting,
Models were made by Charles Gilmore, National
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