Proposal Would Add Dino Quarries To Garden ParkThe public is getting time to comment on a proposal to expand the Garden Park Fossil Area north of Cañon City and designate it a national natural landmark.
Canon City Is Home Of 1st Dinosaur HuntersJust outside of Canon City is the Garden Park Fossil Area which gave birth to the one of the great rivalries in paleontology. Residents of the area first discovered dinosaur bones in the 1870s but it was the battle between Othaniel C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope that fueled the nation's fascination with the Jurassic Period.