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Yavapai County – Titanic Monsters


Farmer Describes Great Size of Bones Dug Up on His Ranch

Was Arizona once inhabited by a race of giants? Were the deserts peopled by Titanic monsters of human intelligence before the coming of the mound builders? Or was the skeleton discovered at Juniper by Peter Marx of Juniper that of a man whose huge body made him a Goliath among a race of ordinary mortals?

What would be generally acknowledged to be one of the most wonderful and important discoveries of prehistoric life that has ever been made in the United States has been reported from Juniper, and the testimony of the original discoverer is corroborated by responsible witnesses who have seen the skeleton in the possession of Mr. Marx.

He discovered it by accident on his farm early in the week, and when asked to give a description of the skeleton, he gave the following interesting account:

“The bones of this monstrous human may have represented a race of men or a single individual. At any rate, the skeleton of the man in my possession is sufficiently complete so that the dimensions, which are astounding, may be accurately ascertained, and so far as the present generation is to be considered, from what I can learn, there is no comparison to be formed. In the first place, the skull is of such an abnormal size that if the average man of this day placed it over his head, he could still find room to move it backwards and forwards or up and down with ease, without disturbing his natural positions. From measurements taken of this skull, a number 10 hat would be required to fit it. The teeth, several of which are still embedded in the jawbone, substantiate the immense size of the head. They are fully one-third larger than those of the men of today and present more the appearance of tusks than of molars of the human family. Other dimensions of the head reveal similar evidence in harmony with the above. As to the bones, there is no disputing the fact that the owner was symmetrically formed, of immense size, and herculean strength. The thigh and lower limbs indicate at least twice the size of the average man of today.”

  1. Arizona, Yavapai County, 1911. Bisbee daily review. [volume], July 26, 1911, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3

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