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Johnson County – Extremely Large Size

A Chillhowee correspondent of the Maryville Republican says: On Wendesday, the 5th., inst.. as a son of Mr. A.J. Saunders was plowing in a field on the old Grant farm in this section, all at once the term broke through the ground into a hole which upon examination was found to contain a human skeleton of extremely large size bones but not of unusual length. It was in a sitting posture, the head and jaws were well preserved and in perfect shape. The teeth were sound 16 above and sixteen below; some of the teeth were loose enough to be pulled out with the fingers.

Missouri, Chilhowee, Knoxville Whig and chronicle. [volume], May 19, 1875, Page 5, Image 5

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