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Dinosaurs & OZ

 Boise City, Oklahoma 

This caution sign caught my attention while driving through Boise City, Oklahoma!  I've never seen a "Dinosaur Crossing" before Photo taken February 22, 2014.

 

This explains the dinosaur crossing sign!  A life-size Brontosaurus (or is that Apatosaurus?) as part of the Cimarron Heritage Center Historic Prairie Museum!

 

A closer look at the bare-bones (or, is it bare-iron?) dinosaur?   

 

What the .... we're not in Kansas here .... the Tin Woodsman from the Land of Oz ... in Oklahoma? 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberal, Kansas 

The Land of OZ attraction in Liberal, Kansas!  The tribute to OZ complete with Dororthy Gale's house (the one that landed on the Wicked Witch of the East) and a trip through Oz were established at the Coronado Museum grounds.

 

 Dorothy Gale's mail box.

 

The corner of Pancake Blvd and Yellow Brick Rd in Liberal, Kansas ... where the Land of Oz attraction is located. 

 

 A children's playground with the cowardly lion watching over it.

 

Dorothy Gale's house.  Guides dressed in Dorothy's gingham dress take visitors on a tour of OZ, explaining historical detail of the 1939 movie with a 5,000-foot- area animated journey through the film!

 

 A statue of Dorothy holding Toto.

 

The Yellow Brick Road meanders through the park--this section leading to the Tin Woodsman.

 

 The Tin Woodsman ... with his heart!

 

The Albuquerque, New Mexico-Liberal, Kansas connection!  Explorer Francisco Vasquez de Cornado, a historical figure for the Land of Enchantment, is also a historical figure for Land of Oz .... well, Kansas, anyway!

 

The best picture I could get of Coronado in the museum park, given the time of day.