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Ohio County Gigantic skeleton

The other afternoon some gentlemen, while prospecting for coal about a mile from Rockport, Ky., came upon the complete skeleton of a human body, gigantic in size. It was found about six feet below the surface of the earth. The forearm bone from elbow to wrist measured forty-two inches, and the thigh bone from the hip to the knee measured forty-two inches. The lower jaw-bone completely covered the whole lower portion of an ordinary-sized human face.” Perrysburg Journal. (Perrysburg, Wood Co., O. [Ohio]), 10 May 1872, Chronicling America Newspaper <>

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