Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood

Blue Mesa, Petrified Forest National Park (Arizona)

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Disney - Petrified tree

Mrs. & Mr. Walt Disney (1957) with petrified tree specimen

Disneyland's Petrified Tree
In 1957, Mrs. Disney donated a petrified tree to Disneyland.  The specimen is from Colorado and was purchased by Mr. Disney from the area that later became part of the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.  You can spot the five-ton specimen today in Frontierland near the Golden Horseshoe by the banks of the Rivers of America.

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