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Barnum Brown

by Brad from Iowa City

Paleontologist - discoverer of Tyranosaurus rex
Barnum Brown (http://www.nhm.ku.edu/paleontology/barnumbrown_small.jpg)
Barnum Brown (http://www.nhm.ku.edu/paleontology/barnumbrown_small.jpg)

Barnum Brown was the famous dinosaur hunter who found the first ever T-Rex bone. Barnum was born in Carbondale, Kansas on February 12, 1873. He was named after a famous circus showman. At the time Barnum was born, the the showman's circus was in Carbondale.

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Barnum liked to find fossils on his parents' farm. In Barnum's childhood his favorite fossils to find was past animals, like ocean animals. When Barnum went to New York, Barnum got a job at the American Museum of Natural History. Barnum had to go miles and miles into the hot desert with his fur coat, gray hat, and tie (that is so strange going into the desert looking fancy) also had his wonderful dinosaur team who was from the museum to help him find dinosaur bones.

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Barnum Brown found tons and tons of dinosaurs in his time. These are some dinosaurs that Barnum found and the dates. Barnum found the T-rex in 1902, and found the Saurolophus in 1911, and the Corythosaurus in 1912, and the Albertosaurus in 1914, and the Styracosaurus in 1915, and the Edmontonian in 1917. If you go to the American Museum of Natural History and look on the dinosaurs plate it could say Barnum Brown.

Barnum Brown was famous because Barnum was the first person ever to find a T-Rex.

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Last edited 7/9/2008 12:00:00 AM

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