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"Cimmy", the Apatasaurus


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Bones of prehistoric dinosaurs were discovered in 1931 about eight miles east of Kenton which included an almost complete skeleton of an apatasaurus, thought to be the largest specimen of its kind in existence.

"Cimmy" is a sculptured iron replica of the apatasaurus dinosaur that was excavated in Cimarron County. Cimmy which is 65 feet long, 35 feet high, and weighs 18,000 pounds, stands at the entrance to the Cimarron Heritage Center Museum as an invitation to the Paleontology Exhibit inside.

The life-size dinosaur was sculptured by Joe Barrington of Throckmorton, Texas.


Address: Highway 287, North of Boise City

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Santa Fe Trail

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Black Mesa Nature Preserve

The 1,600 acre preserve protects about 60% of the mesa top in Oklahoma in addition to talus slopes and plains habitat. A native granite monument marks the highest point in Oklahoma - 4,973

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Boise City Bombed

JULY 5, 1943 12:30 A.M. Boise City, Oklahoma was the only city in the United States to be bombed during World War II. On Monday night, July 5, 1943, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a B-17 Bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base (50 miles to the south of Boise City)

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Autograph Rock

Autograph Rock contains hundreds of carved signatures of Santa Fe travelers and others dating as early as 1826. Autograph Rock is a 200 yard long rock cliff about 20-25 feet high. There are over 323 names on the rock itself and 500

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Black Mesa

Lava from an extinct volcano created the rugged setting of the Black Mesa which is the highest point in Oklahoma, just short of 5,000 feet above sea level. Here in the western end of Cimarron County, history is revealed with a lid some 50 to 60 feet thick, about 50

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