American Road Trip Talk

Desert Dinos

Claude Bell was a man who could dream bigger than most men can imagine. Two enormous concrete dinosaurs that command the Mohave desert town of Cabazon, California are silent witnesses to his hard work, persistence and vision. The desert dinos were featured in our spring 2011 American Road Magazine column The World’s Largest Things. In every issue, author and artist Erika Nelson salutes the king-sized roadside attractions that adorn the American Road. Here Erika tells the story of Claude Bell’s towering dinosaurs of the desert and talks about her traveling display of miniatures of the World’s Largest Things.