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Cococino County 17 foot Skeleton

THE WORLD’S TALLEST GIANTS

Legends of the Indian tribes of Arizona and Northern Mexico teem with tales of a race of giants who once lived on the mesas. Scientists say that prehistoric man was a little hairy creature bearing a closer resemblance to a monkey than a man. Darwinism enforces this belief. The hilts of the weapons
of the men of the bronze age are too small to be clasped firmly by men of
today. Their armor Is too small for men of today.
But the finding of a prehistoric skeleton In the Grand Canyon of the Colorado would, if authenticated, overthrow all the arguments of the scientists.
Forty miles from Flagstaff, Ariz., Hull, the guide, has- unearthed the petrified skeleton of a man whom he estimated to have been at least 17 feet high. An old Indian led the guide to the human monster’s tomb. The skeleton lay face downward on a shelf under a projecting rock. The right arm was extended. The left leg was missing. The right leg had been broken off at the knee, but the foot was found lodged In a crevice near by.
Lime water falling on the corpse had turned It into stone. The outlines of the body were perfect. Hull did not turn the fossil over or make accurate measurements. He and the old Indian studied the stone skeleton for ten minutes and then returned to the trail.

Harrison press-journal. [volume], May 17, 1900, Image 3​

REMAINS OF GIANTS

Stories of Prehistoric Man as
Found in Arizona
Wonderful stories art told about
Arizona and Mexico. A prominent
ecientist in telline; tbe New York
World about the tribes in tbis terri
tory, relates tbe iollowiofc;
“Legions of tbe Indian tribes of
Arizona and northern Mexico teem
with tales of a race of giants who
oi.e lived on the mesas. Saientlste
say that prehistoric man was a little
hairy ereature, bearing a closer re
semblance to a aaonkey than a man.
.Darwinism enforces tbis belief.
“But tbe finding ol a prehistoric
skeleton in the Grand Canyon of the
Colorado would, it authenticated,
overthrow all th

e arguments of the

scientists.
“Forty miles from Flagstaff, Ari
zona, Hull, tbe guide, has unearthed
the petrified skeleton of a man wbprn
he estimated to have been at least
seventeen feet high. An eld Indian
led tbe guide te the human monster’a
tomb. The skeleton lay face down
ward on a shelf nnder a projecting
rock. Tbe right arm was extended.
the left let; was missing. Tbe right
let; had been broken off at the knee
but the foot was found lodged in a
crevice near by.
“Lime water falling or. the corpse
had turned it into stone. Tbe out
lines of the body were perfect. Hull
did not turn the fossil over la make
any accurate measurements. He and
tbe old Indian studied tbe stone
skeleton for ten minutes and then
returned to the trail.”

Tombstone epitaph., June 17, 1900, SUNDAY EDITION, Image 2

 

 

 

 


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