Post by prescenes2 on Apr 17, 2012 22:11:58 GMT -5
I was browsing through the internet tonight looking for something Dinosaur. I happened across a page that shown a few pics of the famous Sinclair Dinos on tour. I never had a chance to see these up close and personal. I always wondered what happened to them since the 1960's. Not realizing, I have seen the Stego many times but never made the connection. Now I do. It is located at Dino Nat'l Park in Vernal, Utah. A place we use to visit every summer before the closing because of the instability of the foundation for the housing of the famous wall of bones. I think that was one of the coolest and best Stegs, life sized, made...and still do. I'd really like to see the others someday and now have a map of their location so when I do go on a little vacation, I can stop by and ogle at their splendor. The Ankylo and Bronto are at the top of my list.
Some cool pics Steve. A few are in driving distance of me - the Kansas and Chicago ones. Plus one in Louisville too? Something else to try to go see on a Wonderfest weekend sometime. Thanks for posting this! Steve
WOW! It's good to know that the Sinclair dinos are mostly 'alive and well' and not relegated to some broken, weatherbeaten roadside tourist trap.
My grandfather ran a gas station right next to my childhood home that was for many years a Sinclair station. We've got a lot of family heirlooms with the big green bronto on it - from World's Fair booklets to oil cans to tin signs and more... all original.
Post by yarriwarrior on Apr 23, 2012 8:19:32 GMT -5
Dinosaur state park in Glen Rose Texas has the bronto and rex! Awesome to see in person. IIRC there was a resin kit of the rex that came out years ago, created by the same guys (Jonas?) that made the large Sinclair versions.
Seems like the Company (Jonas) is out of creating statues and figurines. It's a shame but understandable. Here's what they have written on their website:
"We are in the process of rebuilding our web site. You will find our World of Wildlife, Special Editions, and Prehistoric collections have been discontinued. We still offer repair and restoration services, and we can be contacted by phone or e-mail.
Louis Paul Jonas made important contributions to the fields of wildlife art and natural history. This site will be reconstructed to further educate the public on the works that have been produced and where they can be seen.
We thank all of our patrons and look forward to providing more information on the life and sculptures of Louis Paul Jonas.