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DINOSAURS!

By FRANCES YERXA

A FEW million years ago, before the Rocky A Mountains came up and the now bare western plains was a land of lakes, rivers, and lush vegetation, the territory was inhabited by a race of strange and mighty reptiles Whom science has given the name of dinosaurs, meaning terrible lizards.

In America in 1818, the first dinosaur remains were found in the valley of the Connecticut, but at that time they were not recognized as such. The first dinosaur to he recognized as being a new order of reptile, was the carnivorous Megalosaur found near Oxford, England, in 1824. There are today no living animals that are closely related to them, and there hasn't been for some time, for the dinosaurs came to an end in the Cretaceous period. The crocodiles and the ostriches are the nearest existing relat...

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