Cardiff Giant In Revere House


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The Cardiff Giant.


The original Cardiff giant is now on exhibition in this village at the room recently occupied by the bank in the Revere House, corner of Elliot and Main streets, and will remain on exhibition the remainder of the week. An opportunity is thus afforded the public of viewing this wonderful petrifaction--or what is it?


Vermont Phoenix, May 26, 1871.


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The petrified man extracted from the antediluvian Onandaga gray limestone---almost ten and a half feet tall---was discovered in October, 1869, by a farmer who was digging for a well in the village called Cardiff, New York.


Crowds came to see the inexplicable guest in Cardiff. One observer compared the silent shape to Michelangelo's "Night and Morning".


When booked into Brattleboro's Main Street hotel, the Revere House, the Cardiff Giant proved to be a cumbersome, wildly alluring, yet withal, a tractable guest. The immense, silent, stone figure prompted Brattleboro's ponderous brooding and speculating upon---


the strange mutability of human affairs


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