around each of the various coal mines sub communities formed, and they often ended up being named after their mine. many of these still exist today as remnants in various forms. the villas and villages of wayne, nacmine (north american coal mine), and rosedale. many neighborhoods in drumheller are named after their mines as well such as midland, newcastle, and monarch.
the pinnacle of the dinosaur theme though has to be the "world's largest dinosaur" located on the river front. right beside the only bridge crossing the red deer river in the valley, it is both hard to miss due to its size and its location.
i'll be blogging about all the cementosaurs, murals, and the world's largest dinosaur soon.
i'm sure i'll be covering several of these vivus-dinos as i bump into them on the trip...
the dinosaur attractions don't seem to stop popping up either it seems. since my departure from town 2 years ago, there is a new museum under construction. that's kinda weird.
my old home, the royal tyrrell museum.
the tyrrell museum has been the centrepiece and backbone of the dinosaur tourist phenomenon in drumheller for over 20 years.
stay tuned as my next post will be a close look at this great institution of palaeontology!
Next: The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology!
also don't forget about the special themed "my favourite museum" boneyard being hosted here next week!
please no matter who you are, do up a post about a museum special to you and send a link (as in the url address of that post) here to the tyrannosaur chronicles!
the deadline is dec. 2nd...