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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