Edward Drinker Cope is one of the most influential founding fathers of modern paleontology. From Farmer to renounced Scientist, Cope’s road to discovery took him down many strange paths, traveling the world and constantly exposed to conditions others not dare.
Cope was an entrepreneurial explorer, ever pushing the boundaries of what others around him say he could do. From his Philadelphia, PA home to Europe to traveling with Custer’s Army all the way to the steps of Congress, Edward Cope was the ultimate underdog that helped define the way we look at dinosaurs across the world.
Though his scientific pursuits nearly bankrupted him, his overall contributions have defined the field of modern American paleontology. Today we honor Edward Cope as the Dinosaur Hunter he was with Edward Cope: Dinosaur Hunting Apparel!