Commercial Way - "Bummer" - Spring Hill, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 28° 28.710 W 082° 36.697
17R E 342235 N 3151268
Quick Description: In this strip, Zippy and Mr. Toad visit two dinosaurs at different locations along Commercial Way in Spring Hill, Florida, USA. The second frame features a pink dinosaur standing along the side of the road.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/10/2013 7:21:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMJF85
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 13

Long Description:
In the second frame of this Zippy strip, Zippy and Mr. Toad are visiting a pink dinosaur. According to a Roadside America posting: "A pink dinosaur of uncertain species -- 22 feet high and 58 feet long -- dates from 1962. Built by taxidermist Jacob Foxbower and his brother to promote the family museum, "Dinosaur Wildlife." It closed in 1998, but the pink dino remains." Another posting at this same website tells us: "The "Pepto-Bismol Pink" dinosaur on the side of the road (US Hwy 19 south) has been there as long as I can remember (I was a mere 55 my last birthday and have lived in this area most of my life). The man who originally built it was named 'Jake' Foxbower, a friend of my Dad and a local taxidermist, who passed away in 1988. His shop was in the building next to where the dino stands, and he had a wildlife museum, which closed in 1998. The Hernando County Historical Society has deemed the statue a "historical site," never to be removed."
Date the strip ran: 8/1/2003

Strip Name: Bummer

Location of item featured in the strip: Spring Hill, Florida

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