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

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Replica Statue of Liberty part 2
Route 30 Mural in St. Thomas
Ruins Park

4 Responses to “The Cardiff Giant”

  1. WOW! I remember reading about The Cardiff Giant in my 6th grade reading book – it never occurred to me that he might still be around! Totally putting him on the Retro Roadmap places to check out map. Thanks for the info!

  2. Chris says:

    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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