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The Cardiff Giant Fools the Nation, 145 Years Ago — History in the Headlines

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“What is it?” asked the ads for Barnum’s exhibition. “Is it a Statue? Is it a Petrification? Is it a Stupendous Fraud? Is it the Remains of a former Race?”

We’ve just passed the 145th anniversary of the “discovery” of the Cardiff Giant, which caused a stir throughout the United States. What’s the gypsum connection? You’ll find out in this brief and entertaining account of the madness at History.com.

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Written by Elizabeth McCullough

October 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Today in gypsum history

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Written by Elizabeth McCullough

February 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Posted in gypsum in history

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