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

David Hannum

1898 David Harum 1998

 

Edward Noyes Westcott

 
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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.
 
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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Homer Village Green (a few steps from this marker); Barber Block (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace Of Andrew Dickson White (about 800 feet away); Glenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also

David Hannum Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 21, 2019
2. David Hannum Marker
named Glenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rev. Samuel and Roenna Clark Day (approx. mile away); World War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homer.
 
Also see . . .  David Harum, David Hannum, and the great Cardiff Giant. (Submitted on October 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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