History Needs More Dinosaurs

Via my fabulous friend Jeremy Tolbert, I received the following most awesome link:

Roadside Attraction: The Alternative History Theme Park Where Dinosaurs Fought in the Civil War

As the article says:

Most speculative fiction surrounding the American Civil War imagines how the world would be different had the Confederacy won its independence. But roadside attraction creator Mark Cline has imagined an entirely different kind of Civil War science fiction. His fiberglass creations tell the tale of a group of Union soldiers who discover a lost valley of dinosaurs in Virginia and plot to use them as weapons against the South.

You absolutely must click over there to see all the fantastic photos of the recreated dino vs. soldier battles. As you may notice in the first photo, things don’t appear to have gone exactly as the Yankees had planned. Given that I live in North Carolina and the museum is in Virginia, I’m definitely starting to feel the need to take a road trip.

What other ideas can you think of for alternative history theme parks you’d like to see?

PS – While you’re looking at cool things on the internet, check out JT’s other project: The world of Dr. Julius T. Roundbottom, Scientist & Philosopher. (Now also linked in the blogroll.)

-posted by Dana


5 Responses to History Needs More Dinosaurs

  1. Thanks for the link, Dana!

  2. Dana says:

    You are quite welcome!

  3. That looks fantastically hilarious.

  4. Jennie says:

    Dana, I would like to point out that this is about equi-distant from our houses. Field trip?

  5. Dana says:

    Jennie, absolutely! We must. Perhaps after you are all graduated?

    (Plus, I will be back in DC again in Feb. for the same conference I went to last year.)

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