The Dinosaur Fossil Pit
Fossil Tracks of the Coelophysis
The fossil tracks housed in the dinosaur pit of Lincoln Park Public Library were discovered in the
Spring of 1965 during the construction of the Clear View Golf Course, at a place called Tom's Point.
A lot of excitement was caused by this discovery.
Scientists came from the Paterson Museum and the Museum of Natural History in New York to see
what had been found and decide how important it was. They said it was the biggest discovery that
has ever been made on the East coast, comparable to the one made in New Mexico. Indeed, so many
tracks were found that researchers dubbed it "the dance hall of the dinosaurs.” The find was
announced on television news broadcasts, and people came from many places to the small
community of Lincoln Park.
COELOPHYSIS ~ Footprints were discovered in Lincoln Park.