The Washington Post ripley
(1923-1954); Apr 24, 1932; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post (1877-1993) pg. 12
3 Huge Skeletons of Humans Found ripley
Tennessee Discovery Made
by Fisherman Digging in Indian Mound.
Ripley, Tenn., April 23 (A.P.).-Skeletons of three gigantic men buried by a forgotten race have been buried by a forgotten race have been unearthed by a fisherman digging in an old burial mound near here. Tribal finery in which the bodies were interred was recovered intact. One of the skeletons bore ivory beads and a long ivory ornament. Another was decorated with copper beads and designs of bones and mica. Two were found near the surface. Farther down the largest of the skeletons was discovered in a sitting position on the carpet of ashes. Pottery, one piece containing the bones of an infant, was found nearby. It was in a fine state of preservations.
Indian mounds abound in this section, but hitherto none had yielded skeletons the size of those found by the fisherman. He has offered them to the Tennessee Historical Society at Nashville. ripley
Ripley TN, 3 Huge Skeletons
Research done by Rephaim23
~Chris L Lesley