> 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 ....?
|"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|