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Alexandria – 7 Foot Skeleton

FIND 7-FOOT SKELETON IN A SECRET CHAMBER WASHINGTON. Aug. 27x In making some repairs on the heavy stone foundation founda-tion of the old Carlisle house at Alexandria, Alexan-dria, Va., workmen broke into a small secret chamber In the masonry, long since forgotten, and found In It the petrt-fled petrt-fled body of a man. It Is believed to have been a giant Indian, nearly seven feet tall. Many people visited the cellar of the old structure and positively pronounced pro-nounced the find genuine. The house was built In 1732, but the foundation, according accord-ing to tradition, was laid in 1659. During the revolution it was one of the moat famous fa-mous hotels on the continent. Washington Washing-ton often stopped there and he and Braddock made it their last headquarters before setting out on the Fort Duquesne expedition in the French and Indian war.

  1. Salt Lake Telegram, 1906-08-27, Page 1, Find 7-Foot Skeleton in a Secret Chamber

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