Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ax Belonging to a Human Giant Discovered in West Virginia

Ax Belonging to a Human Giant Discovered in West Virginia



West Virginia Historical Magazine, Volume-2-1902
Giant's Axe
Charleston, West Virginia., March 17, 1902
Dear Mr. Ladley,
    Some years ago when Colonel Ben Smith mound was opened by Professor Norris, of the Smithsonian, he found the skeleton of a giant, which measured seven feet eight inches in length.
     This occurred about fifteen years ago.  Now comes the sequel.  A few days ago Joe Fister was ploughing near the mound an unearthed a stone ax.  The ax is of granite, beautifully made and well preserved.  It weighs seven pounds eight ounces.  The largest ever found here.
     Dr. J. N. Mahan brought this ax, and has it in his possession.  Could this have been the giant's ax?
   Can't you get some of your correspondents to give an article on Indian axes, & c.
 Very Truly Yours,
Robert Douglas Roller