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Ford County – Large Petrified Leg Bone

Nicholas Hanson, who lives eight miles southwest of the citv, showed us a petri faction, which was the large leg bone of a human being.
Kic Mayratb. who has a claim in section 12. township 27 south, range 26 wet, discoveied the bones of a man, which is ex plained in the following note: “The en closed bones with a lot more at my plate, were found while digging a well at a depth of 4S 1-2 feet down and 1 foot mider the water, and at this date there is a human or monkey skull down there yet, which I tried to get too. but on account of having driven boards into the sand at the bottom of the w ell I could not get it out. without taking the boards nut and have my we,I cave in. The skull is petrified like the bones. Nicholas Hanson being present when I toot ont the first bones aud Col. J. M.Dewess when I took out the last, on July 10th. also found an animal jaw at the depth of 101-2 feet. The Mil is composed on the top of black loom, then alternatly sand, layers of gravel, red clar, and goes to show as if it had been under water at one time. Pound more or less bones all the way down.

  1. Dodge City times. [volume], July 19, 1879, Image 8

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