Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Dino a Day Strikes Back: A CHRONAL ENGINE Celebration Day 7

Welcome to Day 7 of A Dino a Day Strikes Back, celebrating the paperback release of CHRONAL ENGINE, and the new editions of NINJAS, PIRANHAS, AND GALILEO and TOFU AND T.REX!

In the spirit of Sinclair Oil (and Texas), these pics were taken at the Santa Rita No. 1 oil rig, on display at MLK and San Jacinto, on the University of Texas campus.

 Sinclair Oil, of course, used to feature a "Brontosaurus" as its symbol (and back in the day, Sinclair was a sponsor of many paleo-digs out West.):

The Santa Rita No. 1 is the first oil well on University of Texas lands in west Texas (about halfway between Austin and El Paso).  The oil well flowed from 1923 to 1990. This rig was moved to Austin in 1940. 

 A Dino a Day Strikes Back Previous Days
Day 1: Palmer Events Center (Austin Marathon Expo)
Day 2: Texas Memorial Museum 
Day 3: Waller Creek Boat House
Day 4: Hartmann Prehistoric Garden
Day 5: UT Alumni Center
Day 6: O. Henry House and Museum

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