Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Sinclair Oil Company sponsored a display of life-sized dinosaurs at the 1964-5 World's Fair. After the Fair, they sent the dinos on the road. The pics below are of me at the stop they made in Des Moines, Iowa. My father was kind enough to make the drive from our home in Muscatine, so that I could see the display. That's pre-teen me posing in all the pics. I included a blow-up detail of me in the first picture, so you can see the Mold-A-Rama stegosaurus I'm holding. As I recall, it was still cooling from the molding process -- fresh from the machine. I dug out these photos at the request of my fellow dino-obsessed pal, Martin Powell -- whose dad -- at another stop of the cross country tour -- took him to see them, too.