Greater Ancestors

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Bracken County 7 Foot Skeletons

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(Augusta. Chronicle)
It is believed by mayw wise and
experience’d men that centuries before
the Indians, a.race of people
greatly superior to them in arfr and
knowledge, lived here. That such a
race of men occupied portions of
Kentucky at some time cannot he
doubted. We can only speculate
concerning the prehistoric people
who dwelt here in fable mystery dur
ing the silent centuries of an unwritten
epoch. But it is certain
that our little town of Augusta has
peculiar historic value, for it is located
on a large burying ground of
these ancients. Everywhere between
the mouths of Locust and Bracken
creeks, skeletons of great size and of
great number have been found.
When Gen. John Payne dug his cellar
110 skeletons, were taken up in the
f space of 60×70 feet. They were of
all sizes from sevenjfeet long to tne
infant. Many arrow heads have been
found and earthen ware of clay and
pounded mulch. Some of the largest
trees of the forest were growing over
these remains when the land .was
cleared in 1792. The Indians had no
tradition about these people. ‘We are
lost in .conjecture as to who they
were and how they become extinct.

The Bourbon news., June 10, 1921, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

About The Bourbon news. (Paris, Ky.) 1895-19??




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