Day 106

A tribute to fossil fuels

July 10th, 2010

Painted on the wall of an auto garage


  1. Nice tie in there.
    If there’s so many dino’s out there doesn’t that mean that there is fossil fuels to? Montana the new oil country? Or is it already?

    • Gayle Opie says:

      A few more miles and Matt will be in Petroleum County. I don’t know if they are still pumping oil around there or not but they certainly used to.

  2. Jeff says:

    Wonder what the dinosaurs loved so much about Montana. I am going to have to do some homework. It has been a while. Pride – wear it on your sleeve no matter where you are. Good theory I suspect.

    • Candice in Alabama says:

      I believe the dinosaurs migrated to the upper Northwest (and back South) – wasn’t there an inland sea? Aren’t there a lot of fossilized breeding sites in Montana? I need to go do some homework as well!

  3. carolyn says:

    Nice mural remembers me of my high schools murals.

  4. Roe says:

    Woo whee. FINALLY, have caught up. Found this after reading a local paper, “DISCOVER CONESUS” (smallest of the Finger Lakes in Western New York State) and they mentioned Matt’s trek. Love the comments and the fun and inspiration!

    • Jeff says:

      Welcome Roa! we are glad to have you along on our virtual trip across the USA (via Matt Green).

    • scott mac says:

      Thanks for the “plug” Roe

    • katzien in austin says:

      You’re caught up? Did you start at Day 1 way back in March? Must have taken you a few days. What fun, right?? I love visiting Matt everyday and seeing where he’s been. It will be a bittersweet day when he reaches Rockaway Beach, Oregon. ;-)

      • Pat in CA says:

        Agreed. Maybe after a rest in Rockaway Beach, he will decide to come south down the 101 or or the 5. Home may look pretty good by then, however. In the meantime, thanks, Matt, for your adventure that I share in the morning with my second cup of green tea.

  5. deanna valenti meyer says:

    When I lived in WY, their gas was the cheapest in the U.S. I think they already pump for oil…but I’m not sure how much is down there. It’s very interesting that there are so many “dinosaur” things around the area. Very interesting indeed. Thanks for keeping us up to date Matt. Stay cool out there!

    • Glenda says:

      if anyone every wants to learn more about dino’s they should check out the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming (Greybull and Shell area specificly – oh and of course Thermopolis)

      They’ve dinosuar tracks at Red Gulch that you can see and there have be 2 different dinosaurs unearthed from the same spot – they were pretty complete as well –

      sorry no links – will add when I get home

    • Candice in Alabama says:

      This is great Karen Too! More links for my “explore as time permits” folder!

      • Candice in Alabama says:

        P.S. I just discovered that Mozilla will let you right click a link, and bookmark it (fave for those using IE). Does IE do the same? I’ll have to try investigate that as well!

        • Candice in Alabama says:

          Yes – IE does allow you to favorite with a right click – I found a time saver -but I usually like to get glimpse of the site anyway before bookmarking! :)

          • Karen Too says:

            Glad you enjoyed the links, Candace. I have amassed a collection of bookmarked spots from this blog, too.

  6. Don in Tennessee says:

    I would bet this was a full service Sinclair station at one time. The murals are for the nosalgic effect. You know the kind of station that had a fulltime mechanic and full service gas-check them ther tirs for correct ar pressure-don’t forget the spar, check the erl and clean them ther splattered yellor bugs off my windshield. Don’t forget to give me my S&H GREEN STAMPS!!!

    Now that the dinos have retired to the Sinclair DINO Retirement Village-the place is only an auto service center-but he will still work on your dinosuar vintage 55-57 Chevy- Those were real cars! I had a 55 and 57.

  7. Trevor says:

    I’m from jordan mt and the dinosaurs have been on that building since like 2000 when a full scale t-rex was found near jordan. as for the beer cans. well everyone like to party and there is never a garbage in site! ;)

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