Giants In America: Newspaper Articles from the 19th and 20th Century

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Newspapers of Our Realm: Volume I


‘GIANTS IN AMERICA: Newspapers of Our Realm Volume I’ is a reproduced collection of the dozens of Newspaper articles deriving from the 19th and early 20th centuries, all of which describe the bones of giants being discovered on farms across the country, some as tall as 18 or 20 feet. And of course, why are we not surprised to learn of the Smithsonian, seemingly always backing up the Moving Van, beep-beep-beep, adding the latest dig to their preservation collection? 

Here is a sample of what you will find. 



SEPTEMBER 10, 1845


We are informed on the most reliable authority that a person in Franklin county, Tennessee, while digging a well, a few weeks since, found a human skeleton, at the depth of fifty feet, which measures eighteen feet in length.  The immense frame was entire with an unimportant exception in one of the extremities.  It has been visited by several of the principal members of the medical faculty in Nashville, and pronounced unequivocally, by all, the skeleton of a huge man. The bone of the thigh measured five feet; and it was computed that the height of the living man, making the proper allowance for muscles, must have been at least twenty feet.  The finder had been offered eight thousand dollars for it, but had determined not to sell it any price until first exhibiting it for twelve months.  He is now having the different parts wired together for this purpose.  These unwritten records of the men and animals of other ages, that are from time to time dug out of the bowels of the earth, put conjecture to confusion, and almost surpass imagination itself. — Madison Banner.