The Cardiff Giant

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The Cardiff Giant
Fenimore Farmers Museum
Cooperstown, New York
submitted by “wendyvee”

The Cardiff Giant was one of the most famous hoaxes in American history. I visited him at the Fenimore Museum (a cool little museum featuring Cooperstown area agricultural history and the life of legendary author James Fenimore Cooper and his family)

Links of interest:
The Farmers Museum
The real story behind “There’s a sucker born every minute”
Hoaxipedia!cardiffgiant2cardiff002