Take a look at the picture below to see if something looks familiar to you. I like to think this was a pretty prominent figure in Fruita's history. This dinosaur's size, shape, and location must have left an impression on the Grand Valley.

According to some of the comments on Historical Photos of Fruita & Western Colorado's Facebook, this dinosaur lived on Highway 50 for many years. The dinosaur was a lunch companion to many during high school.

This dinosaur lived next to a playground, which surely kept him entertained. Let us know if you have memories of this dinosaur in Fruita in the comments. Underneath the photo of Fruita's famous dinosaur it says:

  • Dinosaur Rock Shop
  • Fruita Colorado
  • On Highway No. 50
  • Texaco Service

I wonder what happened to the Dinosaur Rock Shop and to this famous Fruita dinosaur. Share your memories and answers for my wondering mind in our comments.