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Washington DC is full of history, but one particular find dates back well before the birth of our nation. It’s said sewer workers discovered the first so-called Capitalsaurus fossil while doing work beneath F Street in the late 1800s.
Crews reported finding some strange bones, including a six-inch bone they suspected may have been a dinosaur bone. According to old news reports, it was about 45 feet underground.
Crews ended up sending it to the Smithsonian, which identified it as part of a dinosaur’s vertebrae. Since then, it’s been debated exactly which kind of dinosaur it came from.
It’s suspected the dinosaur bone once belonged to a meat-eating dinosaur, perhaps one about 15-feet tall and 30-feet long. For reference,…