White Mountain Giants
The skeleton of a man some seven feet high
“A skeleton was exhumed in this town (Moltonborough) some 30 years ago, of almost fabulous proportions. It was buried in a sandy soil, on the shore of the lake, near the mouth of a small river. It was apparently the skeleton of a man some seven feet high- the jaw bones passing easily over the face of a large man. The Ossipee tribe of Indians resided here formerly; and not long since was standing a tree rudely sculptured with Hieroglyphics of their history, adventures and expeditions.”
On the line of Tuftonboro on the shore of the lake, at the mouth of Melvin River, a gigantic skeleton was found about fifteen years since, buried in a sandy soil, apparently that of a man more than seven feet high – the jaw bones easily passing over the face of a large man. A tumulus has been discovered on a piece of large newly discovered land, of the length and appearance of a newly discovered grave, and handsomely rounded on the edges with small stones, not found in this part of the country; which stones are too closely placed to be separated by striking an ordinary blow with a crow bar, and bear marks of being a composition. The Ossipee tribe of Indians once resided in this vicinity, and some years since a tree was standing in moltonborough on which was carved in heiroglyphics the history of their expedition.
1820 – Guide to the White Mountains and the lake of New Hampshire, Tripp and Osgood 1850 pg. 17
The New England Magazine, August, 1900