Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site

End of Maple Ave., near Cooper River, Haddonfeild, New Jersey

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Description 

Discovered by William Parker Foulke in October 1858, Hadrosaurus foulkii Leidy was the first relatively complete dinosaur skeleton found in North America, and, in fact, anywhere in the world. Realizing the spectacular nature of his find, Foulke called upon Dr. Joseph Leidy and Mr. Isaac Lea of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia for assistance in evaluating the fossils. Presentation of this discovery to the scientific world revolutionized the understanding of dinosaurs. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 12, 1994

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 12, 1994
Reference number
94001648
Area of significance
Science
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Unoccupied land
Current functions
Monument/marker; Unoccupied land
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1858