Spring Hill, Florida: Pepto-Bismol Pink DinosaurPink dinosaur of uncertain species -- sort of a stegosaurus -- dates from 1962. Built by Jacob Foxbower and his brother to promote the family wildlife museum.
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The "Pepto-Bismol Pink" dinosaur on the side of the road (US Hwy 19 south) has been there as long as I can remember (I was a mere 55 my last birthday and have lived in this area most of my life).
The man who originally built it was named 'Jake' Foxbower, a friend of my Dad and a local taxidermist, who passed away in 1988. His shop was in the building next to where the dino stands, and he had a wildlife museum, which closed in 1998.
The Hernando County Historical Society has deemed the statue a "historical site," never to be removed.[DebbeeC., 03/02/2011]
It's in the parking lot of a barber shop.[Bing Futch, 06/01/2010]
This dinosaur is located on the edge of old Route 19, the one-time main road from Tampa to Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, about 3-4 miles away. Search as I try, I can't find any recent reference to him anywhere, but remember reading something about him in the past, perhaps from your own site. He's very old. I vaguely remember reading he was built about 1927. As you can see he's been well taken care of and has a nice coat of pink paint. Up the road about a mile is another larger dinosaur harboring a 3 door auto repair shop. That fellow seems to get all the publicity -- maybe the brake specials in the Sunday paper are really good.[Aaron Farr, 08/19/2002]
Previously reported, but the color photo is nice.
Two huge dinosaurs on US 19, just a mile or so south of Weeki Wachee Springs Waterpark (Intersection of Hwys. 19 & 50, near Spring Hill, Florida). Photo taken two years ago. My only regret is it's in black & white (that's the only film I had on me at the time), because this dinosaur is painted Pepto-Bismol Pink. Also located directly behind it is (or used to be) some kind of roadside-show featuring a two-headed rattlesnake. I'm not sure if it's still there. The other dinosaur, located about a mile south of the pink one. It's larger and gray, and houses an auto garage repair shop.[Stephanie Bissonnette, 03/11/2000]