Floyd ‘Tobe’ Wilkins
Wilkins was hired by Paleontologist Ted White for the process of reliefing fossils at the quarry wall.
Floyd ‘Tobe’ Wilkins was a museum technician for Dinosaur National Monument from Vernal, Utah, who developed much of the in situ exhibit at the quarry. After working in the oil fields, a short time in the United States Army, and as a ranch hand, Tobe inquired with Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent Jess Lombard about working on the entrance road to the quarry. Eventually, he was hired by Paleontologist Ted White for the process of reliefing fossils at the quarry wall.
Tobe became a diligent student to his work, familiarizing himself with dinosaur anatomy, often going to the library to study. He became a master preparator, learning techniques from Gil Stucker of the American Museum of Natural History. Tobe was known for his incredible patience and constant improvement of his skills.
Tobe was inducted as a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in 1979, and the National Park Service gave him a Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior Performance in 1980.