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ArmchairObserver wrote:
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> I wonder what would've constituted a giant in the 1850's and
> what the average height was for that time period as well?
> Perhaps they were taller than average and, therefore, seemed
> to be like giants?


Somebody my size qould have been considered fairly tall then, and Im only 5 foot 9 inches (I don't know how many meters cubits, or Pyramid inches that is). When I first read it, I thought it MUST be something like you say - but it having been written in the context of a quite matter of fact history, I became increasingly certain that Im either not reading my early 20th century english so well as I might have otherwise assumed I could, or ....?

Sherman/Bill

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"Race of giants" in 1850's Wisconsin and Pennsylvania? 527 Sherman Peabody 04-Jul-04 08:29
Race of giants 166 Halbared 04-Jul-04 10:10
Re: "Race of giants" in 1850's Wisconsin and Pennsylvania? 167 ArmchairObserver 05-Jul-04 00:39
Re: "Race of giants" in 1850's Wisconsin and Pennsylvania? 133 Sherman Peabody 05-Jul-04 03:33
Reports cite Giants were 8' tall, in fact 229 Thirdwave 05-Jul-04 20:15


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