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8′ Petrified Stone Giant. New Haven, Connecticut

Italian Laborers Unearth a Stone Man Eight Feet long. New Haven, Conn., Sept. 16. Two Italians, while digging yesterdayon the premises of Deputy Sheriff Arthur Plumb, near Trumoull Church, dicovered a petrified giant. Before Plumb lived upon the place it was occupied by Birdseye Plumb, who died many years ago. He used to tell his children of a giant named Christian Peterson, a Swed, who died 15O years ago. When the petrified giant was unearthed the traditions of the old town were recalled, and Sheriff Plumb says that this stone giant Is no doubt the petrified remains of Christian Peterson sheriff f Plumb said he would present the stone figure to the Fairfield Historical Society.

The evening times., September 16, 1897, Page 4, Image 4

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(Washington, D.C.) 1895-1902