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Wyoming County – LARGE STONE AXE

Speaking of the Wyoming massacre remind me that a huge stone ax. evidently of Indian manufacture, was found on a farm near here on the 9th instant. It is 11 inches long. 4 inches broad, and 2 inches thick, and has quite a sharp edge. It was probably used for skinning deer other animals by the aborigines.

Between Six or seven inches is the average for a stone axe, so if you get something around 8.5 – 9 inches it requires a lot of strength. I personally have held a 10 axe and it is extremely combersome. So an 11 inch axe requires a strongman. Strongmen today are usually around 6 foot 7 and up. It would interesting to find out how they would fair with an axe this large. 

Evening star. [volume], August 29, 1881, Image 4

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