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The Indianapolis journal., July 15, 1889, Page 4, Image 4A Story to Catch Summer Tourists.

Boston Transcript.

From Helena, M. T comes the report of a discovery of the relics of a prehistoric man, unless they were only the property of an aboriginal dime museum. A gold hunter, the story runs, struck on a cave where lay a human skeleton measuring nine feet six inches “long. The skull was a few inches away from the trunk and between the severed portions were twenty-seven nuggets of gold, from one to ten ounces in weight and strung on a gold wire. Other strings of nuggets of varying shapes and weight were around the thigh, arm and shin bones. Besides this interesting limb there was revealed a great room, cut from the solid granite and containing many wonderful things. In view of the difficulty which would attend the shipment of a sea serpent to Montana, this story is a very clever conceit to attract the attention of summer tourists. The Indianapolis Journal, July 15, 1889, Page 4, Image 4 ~ Researched by Chris L Lesley

  1. The Indianapolis Journal, ., July 15, 1889, Page 4, Image 4

~Researched by Chris L Lesley