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Containing the Skeletons of Prehistoric Giants.

Pine Grove—Evidence of a prehistoric race has been uncovered by Hugh Yates, a prosperous landowner of this county, on his farm, a few miles west of here. While excavating beneath a high place on his land, Mr. Yates came upon a grave containing a skeleton of giant proportions. Curiosity aroused, Mr. Yates called in some neighbors and armed with picks, they burrowed their way into the side of the earth and found an ancient sepulcher crowded with human skeletons, some of them larger than the one first found. One of the skeletons measured 12 feet.

Along with the skeletons were found curiously wrought jewels and strange ornaments, while cooking vessels and musical instruments of queer design were unearthed in great profusion. The diggers are still at work and expect to make even more important finds.

1. The Citizen. (Berea, Ky.), 07 Dec. 1911.

2. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress<>

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