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Capitalsaurus Court in Washington, D.C.

Who knew that Washington, D.C. once boasted its own (tiny) dinosaur bone dig site? The species discovered, as well as the spot, was officially named the "Capitalsaurus" by the D.C. City Council—following a vigorous lobbying campaign from Smothers Elementary School students. A commemorative street sign marks the spot where the bones were discovered in a clay bed back in 1898, during sewer construction as a part of City Beautiful civic infrastructure upgrades.
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