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Dinosaur Statues of Drumheller

Drumheller, Alberta is world famous for its fossil finds. The City's Royal Tyrrell Museum features some Brian Cooley outdoor statues but what this page showcases is the works of Trygve (Tig) Seland . [Note: The Smileasaurus Banana Eater and Shysasaurus Jelly Bean Eater are more likely the creations of Murray Olsen].

Seland built about 30 monuments that were featured in a tourist park called Prehistoric Park. It was located in the hills southwest of town. There was a 30 Foot (9.1 Metre) statue of Jesus amongst the dinosaurs (see the very bottom of this page). This park was closed approximately seven years ago. The dinosaur statues were taken from there and placed throughout the community (the Jesus statue was left in its original location). Here are some photos of these dinosaurs along with some postcards of these dinosaurs in their "natural" habitat. See a larger picture by clicking on the photo.

Corythosaurus © September 2000 David YanciwCorythosaurus - Old Postcard
Corythosaurus
Giant Ground Sloth © September 2000 David YanciwGiant Ground Sloth - Old Postcard
Giant Ground Sloth




Stegosaurus © September 2000 David YanciwStegosaurus - Old Postcard
Stegosaurus
Hadrosaurus © September 2000 David YanciwHadrosaurus - Old Postcard
Hadrosaurus




Diatryma © September 2000 David YanciwDiatryma - Old Postcard
Diatryma
Ankylosaurus © September 2000 David YanciwAnkylosaurus - Old Postcard
Ankylosaurus




Triceratops © September 2000 David YanciwTriceratops - Old Postcard
Triceratops
Smileasaurus and Shysasaurus © 
      September 2000 David YanciwSmileasaurus and Shysasaurus - Old Postcard
Smileasaurus Banana Eater &
Shysasaurus Jelly Bean Eater




Gorgosaurus © September 2000 David YanciwGorgosaurus © September 2000 David YanciwGorgosaurus - Old Postcard
Gorgosaurus




Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Sabre-Tooth Cat
Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Brontosaurus
Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Triceratops




Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Triceratops
Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Triceratops
Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Triceratops




Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Triceratops
Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Species Unknown
Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Species Unknown




Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Styracosaurus?
Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Species Unknown
Dinosaur © September 2000 David Yanciw
Species Unknown




t-Rex © - Christine Malone
T-Rex
Jesus © September 2000 Samson YeeJesus - Scott Seland
Jesus

Drumheller also features two other Tig Seland monuments and a brand new monument (October 2000):
T-Rex - John Bissett Church © September 2000 David Yanciw T-Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex

Trygve Seland also created the three Geese in Hanna, AB, Eddy the Squirrel in Edson, AB, and Aaron the Blue Heron in Barrhead, AB.

Information Source: Here and There

Pictures Sources: DMY , Samson Yee, Scott Seland , and postcards provided by Drumheller Vally Historical Interpretive Centre

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Created By DMY on September 25, 2000
Last Updated: August 6, 2004