The Fresno Petrified Giant


The  “Petrified Man” is a Great Curiosity,


and will be exhibited at the Worlds fair in Chicago. One day will be set aside for ladies only.

Big Injun is He.


The petrified man, now on exhibition at the Central hotel in this city, undoubtedly ranks high among the curiosities occasioned be a freak of nature.

Ho was discovered December 12, 1890, about sixty miles from Fresno, Cal.  The marsh in which he was found seems full of petrified wood, clam shells, whale bone, and in fact, everything subject to petrifaction seems to have been magically touched by the solidifying element.

Many professional and scientific men have closely scrutinized this petrified
man, made. minute investigation of his entire anatomy and universally agree it is not the work of man. Leaving all circumstantial evidence out of the question the fossil of itself has the absolute symmetrical anatomical relations that art would absolutely fail to imitate.

Any one who is acquainted with fossils and the laws of petrifaction must pronounce this specimen genuine as under the same laws and conditions solids, fish, shells and other objects, both animal and vegetable, have turned to stone.

C. E. Boinhard, M. D., J. G. Mickle, of Fresno, J. A. Little, M, D., Camp Badger. California, together with eighty leading physicians of the Golden state and the testimony of over 300 representative citizens of Fresno is unimpeachable . evidence that the “Petrified Giant” which measures 6 feet 4
1/2 inches was at one time a man and walked, ran and danced as did the Indian braves of elder days.

Col. Poston, of this city, says: “I have seen most of the noted statuary at the world and there is not n work of art in existence that bears even a resemblance to this petrified man. I do not hesitate to pronounce it genuine and the greatest curiosity I over saw.”


Article Arizona Republican., April 12, 1892,


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