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Marshall County Peculiar Giants

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Moundbuilders have peculiar heads.

Wheeling W. V. (Special). -Prof. E. L. Lively and J. L. Williamson, of Friendly, have made an examination of the giant skeletons found by children playing near that town. The femur and vertabrae were found to be in a remarkable state of preservation and showed the persons to be of enormous stature. The skeletons ranged in height from 7 feet 6 inches to 6 feet 7 inches. The skulls found are of peculiar formation. The forehead is low and slopes back gradually, while the back part of the head is very prominent, much more so than the skulls of people living at the present day. The legs are exceedingly long and the bones are unusually large. The findings of the skeleton have created a great deal of interest and the general impression is that the bones are the remains of the people who built the mounds, the largest in the country being located at Moundsville Marshall County.

  1. Belmont Chronicle, September 11, 1973, pg 2. Researcher Rephaim23
  2. The Fulton County News, 1908.

~Chris L Lesley/GAWMuseum