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Alexandria – Nearly Seven Feet Tall


WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 – In making some repairs on the heavy stone foundation of the old Carlisle house at Alexandria, Va., workmen broke into a small secret chamber in the masonry, long since forgotten, and found in it the petrified 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 the find genuine.

The house was built in 1732, but the foundation, according to tradition, was laid in 1659. During the revolution, it was one of the most famous hotels on the continent. Washington 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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