Pops the Triceratops returns home to Weld County after five years1 min read
The triceratops fossil was originally found on a ranch north of Briggsdale in 1982.
WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Weld County’s official fossil, Pops the Triceratops, made its return home on Friday, to the place where it was found a little more than 40 years ago.
Originally discovered in 1982 on a ranch north of Briggsdale, it was donated to the county by landowner Roland “Sonny” Mapelli in 1986. The fossil was originally on public display in the Centennial Building in downtown Greeley. However, Pops was moved to the current county administration building in 2011.
In late 2018, a team from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) reached out to Weld County…
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