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Homer in Cortland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

David Hannum

1898 • David Harum • 1998

 

— Edward Noyes Westcott —

 
David Hannum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
1. David Hannum Marker
Inscription.  
David Hannum (1822-1891), horse trader and investor in the hoax, "The Cardiff Giant," and on whose life the 1898 novel DAVID HARUM was based, lived in Homer. Portrayed as a horse trader, banker and humanitarian residing in "Homerville," DAVID HARUM was subsequently adapted as a play, a silent and talking film, and a radio program.
 
Erected 1998 by Homer High School Classes of 1948 and 1973, and Mr. and Mrs. Jaffrey Harris.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 42° 38.118′ N, 76° 10.731′ W. Marker is in Homer, New York, in Cortland County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 11) south of Central Park Place, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Village Green, Homer NY 13077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homer Village Green (a few steps from this marker); David Harum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barber Block (about 700 feet away); Birthplace Of Andrew Dickson White
Exhuming the Cardiff Giant image. Click for more information.
via Blue Ridge Vintage, unknown
2. Exhuming the Cardiff Giant
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(about 800 feet away); William Osborn Stoddard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Childhood Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Glenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homer.
 
David Hannum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
3. David Hannum Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on January 10, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on October 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 28, 2022