Dinosaur Hunters of the 19th Century
Living history encampment presents the "golden age" of dinosaur hunting.
Apr 27, 2013
from 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
|Where||Copper Breaks State Park|
|Contact Name||David D Turner|
The 1870's and 1880's was a "Golden Age' of dinosaur hunting in the American west. On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Copper Breaks State Park will host a living history event showing this age of the first Paleontological expeditions.
The living history camp will show dinosaur bones and exhibits, and what an expedition camp looked like complete with camp cooking, field medicine of the time, a Buffalo Soldier military escort, hunters, excavators, and paleontologists.
"In the 1880's numerous expeditions covered the West in search of dinosaur bones for eastern museums and colleges," said John Cobb, exhibit coordinator. "This will also show what old soldiers did after they left the Western army."
The living history encampment will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is free with regular park admission of $2.00 for adults.
For more information on the living history encampment, or other Copper Breaks progrmas or facilities, please call the park during regular business hours at 940-839-4331.
Copper Breaks is located 13 miles south of Quanah and eight miles north of Crowell on State Highway 6.