Haddonfield Hadrosaurus  LbNA # 9427

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateJul 16 2004
LocationHaddonfield, NJ
Found ByTwo Hearts Joined
Last UpdateNov 17 2013
Hike Distance?

Replaced container and log (09/01/08), relocated (07/26/12)
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 25 yards RT)
Status: alive


In the summer of 1858, Victorian gentleman and fossil hobbyist William Parker Foulke was vacationing in Haddonfield, New Jersey, when he heard that twenty years previous, workers had found gigantic bones in a local marl pit. Foulke spent the late summer and fall directing a crew of hired diggers shin deep in gray slime and eventually found the bones of an animal larger than an elephant with structural features of both a lizard and a bird. Foulke had discovered the first nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur, an event that would rock the scientific world and forever change our view of natural history. The location of the Haddonfield Hadrosaurus site was lost until 1984 when boy scout Christopher Brees organized a project to find and mark it. Today, thanks to his work, the historic site is marked with a modest commemorative stone and a tiny landscaped park. So come see a part of history while looking for this microbox.

Haddonfield is located about 10 miles east across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hadrosaurus Park is located only a short distance from Haddonfield's main street, Kings Highway, at the end of Maple Avenue off Grove Street.

From the rock plaque, turn left (north) and walk 13 steps to a large tree with small trees around it. Walk around it to the right to see a small tree growing just 1 foot away. The microbox is buried between this tree and the large one under a rock. Please re-cover well. NOTE: A letterboxer moved the box to the following place: When facing the rock with the plaque on it go to the back right corner of the barrier. The box is under the barrier in the back.