About 20 miles south of Ocala, Florida, along Highway 301, lies the little crossroads town of Sumterville. From 1963 to 1967, Sumterville was the home of an interesting park called Rainforest Art Garden and Dinosaur Jungle. The park officially opened in June of 1963, and covered 205 acres which included a small lake with paddle boats, extensive landscaping, an art garden featuring glass paintings depicting the life of Christ, and an animated dinosaur jungle. The park was the brainchild of farmer/newspaperman/developer Weyman Carmichael, Sr. and his son Weyman, Jr. Today, only the landscaping remains, as part of a retirement community that now features a 9-hole golf course. But the “skeleton” of one dinosaur still exists, somewhere off that golf course in the jungle. This past January I set out to find it, after hearing about it for several years. What we found was the rusted-up mechanical pile of steel that once terrified tourists as it rolled along on a rail, waved its arms, and shrieked through a remote PA system. Some shreds of the artificial skin remain in piles on the ground. All the gears and sprockets that worked together to make the movement possible have succumbed to nearly 50 years of the elements, slumped into a rusted heap.