Coming back down New Jersey Avenue from Nationals Park, I’ve noticed a street sign noting something called Capitalsaurus Court. It’s down at the intersection of First and F Streets S.E. I never thought much of it, just figuring it was probably the legacy of some random project put out by the city or Congress.
What I didn’t realize was that they’d actually uncovered a unique kind of dinosaur fossil at that spot while doing sewer work in 1898.
It does seem appropriate that they found the fossils on Capitol Hill though, doesn’t it?