On Oct. 18, 2003, Haddonfield, N.J., installed a one-ton bronze statue of its famous dinosaur, Hadrosaurus foulkii, in the center of its business district. It quickly became one of Camden County's best-known landmarks. This is an archive of HistoricCamdenCounty.com stories and photo pages documenting that two-year-long Hadrosaurus sculpture project.|
||HADDONFIELD DINOSAUR RISES FROM FIRE AND MOLTEN METAL |
Historic Sculpture Takes Full Form in Lambertville Foundry
Oct. 2, 2003 -- Amidst the clank of hammers and flash of welding arcs, a bronze Hadrosaurus foulkii wows its first visitors at the Stewart Sculpture Casting foundry.
||HADDONFIELD DINOSAUR CONSTRUCTION SITE NEARS COMPLETION |
Sculpture Park in Lantern Lane on Schedule for Hadrosaurus Dedication Oct. 18
Sept. 7, 2003 -- After five weeks of massive demolition and construction efforts, Lantern lane, the once-dowdy pedestrian walkway, is beginning to look like a dinosaur garden park.
||WALKING WITH DINOSAURS IN HADDONFIELD|
Townwide Dino Day Events Celebrate Fossil Discovery; Raise Funds for Sculpture
April 12, 2003 -- A stiff lashing of rain did not dampen spirits at Haddonfield's townwide event celebrating the history and lore of dinosaurs. Five pages of photos document the unique event.
||A DINOSAUR SCULPTOR PONDERS THE FINAL FORM|
Artist John Giannotti Confronts the Great Unknowns of Prehistoric Anatomy
March 3, 2003 -- Blending scientific fact with common sense and artistic license, Giannotti creates an awesome beast in a barn behind his Haddonfield home.
||SKINNING HADDONFIELD'S DINOSAUR|
'Clay Party' Rounds Out Historic Sculpture Model
Jan. 12, 2003 -- In an event many later described as emotionally "moving," more than 100 people came to John Giannotti's studio to help with preliminary work on the dinosaur sculpture.
||FULL-SIZE HADROSAURUS RENDERING UNVEILED|
Haddonfield Ceremony Kicks Off Historic Fossil Sculpture Fundraising Drive
Sept. 20, 2002 -- The visual impact of Haddonfield's planned dinosaur sculpture became apparent as a full-size illustration was displayed at a Lantern lane press conference.
||CAMDEN COUNTY DINOSAUR SCULPTURE DESIGN ANNOUNCED|
Haddonfield's John Giannotti Selected as Project Artist
Aug. 25, 2002 -- Giannotti, a sculptor and former chairman of the Rutgers University Fine Arts Department has been selected to design and create a one-ton Hadrosaurus sculpture.
||A DINOSAUR IS COMING TO DOWNTOWN HADDONFIELD|
Outdoor Sculpture to Commemorate Historic Fossil
July 15, 2002 -- One hundred forty five years after its bones were extracted from a local marl pit, Hadrosaurus foulkii will be commemorated with a major work of sculpture in the middle of this town's business district.
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