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Dinosaur bones have been located in the world hundreds of years ago and thought of as dragon bones. In 1824, Richard Owen invented the term, Dinosaur, and in the later 1800s two men would race for dinosaur bones in the United States.
Edward Drinker Cope
Othniel Charles Mash.
These men used pretty barbaric methods like explosives, uncovering dinosaur bones around the country findings hundreds of them and destroying a good amount in the process, however they would get collected at the American Museum of Natural History where artist Charles R Knight painted scenes of dinosaurs which found their way into museums all over the world.
Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World came out in 1912.
Windsor McCay makes one of the key first animations with Gertie the dinosaur in 1914,
and Edgar Rice Burroughs makes Land that Time Forgot in 1918.
The famous film, King Kong comes out in 1933 with beautiful stop motion animation of King Kong, the giant gorilla fighting dinosaurs on a forgotten monster island.
V.T. Hamlin then created the Newspaper strip, Alley Oop in late 1932 with its first Sunday in 1933 with humans and dinosaurs interacting in prehistoric times.
Marvel fans can see these as fun precursors to the 1960s Savage Land.
The 1961 to 1970, Alley Awards from Alter Ego Fanzine were actually named after this strip.
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