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"Only if it turns out that reality is actually nothing more than a holographic illusion created by the interplay of subatomic particles on a vast two-dimensional membrane."

This article covers a subject that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Back to the Future licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Back to the Future universe.

Hill Valley of the Past was a display showing Hill Valley as it was during the Pleistocene era. It was developed by Lamont's House of Ermine for the Hill Valley Science Exposition of 1931. It, along with the Hill Valley of the Future exhibit, was displayed outside the front of Hill Valley High School.

The exhibit included models of a:

  • Volcano
  • A caveman with fur hanging around his neck, while sinking into a tar pit.
  • A tree
  • A dinosaur


Unlike Hill Valley of the Future, this exhibit only had one button and it provided description only. It pointed out how the present (at the time) was free of worries compared to the past, including examples such as:

  • The past having a Tyrannosaurus which was much more dangerous than a wolf.
  • Drowning in debt won't as bad a drowning in a tar pit.


During his time in 1931, Marty McFly made use the fur, which he gave to Trixie as part of a plan to break up Emmett and Edna Strickland.


Upon looking at the diorama, Marty joking referred to the dinosaur as a Tannenosaurus. This may or may not be a reference to the The Animated Series episode "Forward to the Past" which included a dinosaur credited as Tannensaurus.