Des Moines County – At Least Seven Feet Tall
WORKMEN UNEARTH SKELETONS
An Indian Giant and an Infant Turned Up in Burlington.
Iowa, Aug. 17.—A remarkable find by workmen excavating for the road around North Main street occurred yesterday. They turned up the complete skeleton of an Indian and an infant. There was a giant at least ten feet tall. With the skeletons were found a silver armlet, a spear, pipe, knives, beads, a bridle bit, and a quantity of silver and copper ornaments.
I am excited to investigate the following article about the unearthing of skeletons in Burlington, Iowa. According to the article, workmen who were excavating for a road around North Main street found the complete skeleton of an Indian and an infant. The most remarkable discovery, however, was that of a giant who was at least ten feet tall. The giant’s skeletal remains were uncovered along with a silver armlet, a spear, pipe, knives, beads, a bridle bit, and a quantity of silver and copper ornaments.
This discovery raises several intriguing questions. Who was the giant and how did he come to be buried in Burlington? Was he a member of a long-lost race of giants, or simply an exceptionally tall individual? The artifacts found with the skeletons may provide clues to the identity of the deceased, and further investigation is necessary to unravel the mystery.
As a giant researcher, I am eager to delve deeper into this fascinating discovery and discover what other secrets may lie buried beneath the surface of North Main street.
- Iowa, Des Moines County, The Evening Times, 1897.