J. W. Marquess, of Roaring Springs, Trigg County, in making an excavation on his place, came across some old Indian graves, from one of which a human skeleton of giant dimensions was unearthed. The skeleton measured nearly eight feet and was perfectly preserved, except the feet were gone. Every tooth was in the large mouth. Buried with this skeleton were a rusted tomahawk, a piece of pottery with a woman’s picture on it. Also a copper coin five inches in diameter, with two circles, one containing twenty-eight hieroglyphics, the other fifty-two.
- The Big Sandy news., November 08, 1888, Image 1
- The Hickman courier., November 09, 1888, Image 1