GIANT IN ANCIENT MOUND
CURIOUS RELICS OF PREHISTORIC TIMES IS FOUND IN THE TOMB
The municipal authorities of Central City, four miles west of here, three weeks ago ordered the removal of a prehistoric mound from Thirteenth street. Today twelve feet above the base of the mound a gigantic human skeleton was discovered.
It is almost seven feet in length, and a massive proportions. It was surrounded by a mass of rude trinkets. Eight huge copper bracelets were discovered. Thus when burnished, proved to be of purest beaten copper and a perfect preservation. Rude stone vessels, hatchets, and arrowheads were found with the skeleton. A curiously inscribed totem was found at the head of the skeleton. The Smithsonian Institution will be notified of the discovery.
- The Washington Post, June 23, 1908., Huntington, West Virginia.
- West Virginia, Wayne County, The Daily Telegram, 1908
- Chicago Livestock World, 1908.