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Dinosaur Sighting: A Classic Mascot

While driving through Utah and Wyoming last summer, I regularly saw dinosaurs along the side of the road. Most of them were the mascot for the Sinclair Oil gas stations, the green "Brontosaurus" the company has used for the past century. Reader Mark Ryan has seen them too, and sends us this photo o...

A plastic model of the Sinclair mascot at a gas station in Minnesota. Photo by Mark Ryan.


While driving through Utah and Wyoming last summer, I regularly saw dinosaurs along the side of the road. Most of them were the mascot for the Sinclair Oil gas stations, the green "Brontosaurus" the company has used for the past century. Reader Mark Ryan has seen them too, and sends us this photo of one of the scaled-down dinosaur models often seen at the stations, this one just off I-94 in Woodbury, Minnesota.

Have you stumbled across a dinosaur in an unexpected place? If you have, and have a photo of the encounter, send it to us via dinosaursightings@gmail.com!
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Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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