The Cardiff Giant

The Cardiff Giant
Fenimore Farmers Museum
Cooperstown, New York


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”





4 thoughts on “The Cardiff Giant

  1. You know, I wanted to visit the Farmers Museum BEFORE I realized that the famous Cardiff Giant is there. That’s such a fascinating case about archaeology and gullibility. Now I **REALLY** want to go to the Farmers Museum. I also like that, before it went to its resting place in Cooperstown, the Giant was in some guy’s “basement rumpus room.” Because of course.

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