Monthly Archives: July 2012

“His Giantship” Continues To Mystify

There is “immense interest”, reported the Fort Wayne Daily Gazette on October 27, 1869, about the Onondaga Giant. Two sides had emerged: those who said it was a statue, and those who said it was a fossilized giant. Professor Boynton, … Continue reading

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Indian Lore Explains Petrified “Giant”?

While Professor Hall, the State Geologist based in Albany, New York, examined the petrified “giant”, George Hooker gave his deathbed testimony about the monomaniacal Canadian sculptor. But the New York Herald newspaper had meanwhile obtained amazing facts elsewhere. A wise … Continue reading

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“Crazy Canuck” Caused Giant Uproar?

A petrified “giant” had been found, causing tremendous excitement and a volume of letters to the editor. In one such letter, it is asserted a crazy Canadian had precipitated a hoax. “To the Editor of the Herald” began the missive, … Continue reading

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Petrified “Giant” Found Near Syracuse

In a letter to the editor dated October 17, 1869 from a correspondent at Onandaga County, New York came details of a supposed giant unearthed in the region. (“A Petrified Giant”, New York Herald newspaper, October 20, 1869, page 15) … Continue reading

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Jesse Junior Sweats Under Suspicion

W.W. Lowe, the Santa Fe switchman, had confessed all! Jesse James Junior, son of the legendary bandit, was part of a gang which had robbed the Missouri Pacific train near Kansas City on September 23, 1898, said Lowe. “It looks … Continue reading

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Zee Mimms Carries On

Do not confuse Zee with Zeo Zoe. Zeo Zoe was the vampire of love. Zee Mimms (image shown), on the other hand, was the love of Jesse James. But Zee Mimms was the wife of only one of the three … Continue reading

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Jesse Junior and the Love Pirate

“Sparks flew when gold digger Dr. Zeo Zoe Wilkins and Jesse James, Jr. – the son of America’s most legendary outlaw – crossed paths.” So says a description of a recent book by Laura James (The Love Pirate and the … Continue reading

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Jesse James and the Granddaughter

Above, if you can see it, is a photo image of the then 92-year-old Frank Dalton (Jesse James #2) standing beside someone said to be “Mrs. Flossia E. Hutton, Hot Springs, Ark., granddaughter of Belle Starr.” (Source: “The True Story … Continue reading

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Jesse & Belle: A Love Story

“In spite of all the efforts that have been made to cover up the stories from out of the past,” wrote Carmita Hedges in the Indian Journal newspaper of Eufaula, Oklahoma, “the Belle Starr legend lives on and will continue … Continue reading

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Jesse Loved “Queen of the Outlaws”

“Old Jesse” (J. Frank Dalton) told his grandson, Jesse Lee James III, how he had once taught school while recuperating from bullet wounds. A little log schoolhouse had no teacher, so Jesse volunteered. Later, his wife took over the task. … Continue reading

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