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Cardiff in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cardiff Giant

 
 
Cardiff Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nancy Mueller, February 3, 2011
1. Cardiff Giant Marker
Inscription.  Disinterred near this village on Oct. 16, 1869. Represented as a petrified prehistoric man, it was subsequently proved a hoax.
 
Erected 1939 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 42° 53.569′ N, 76° 8.967′ W. Marker is in Cardiff, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Valley Turnpike (U.S. 20) and Field Lane, on the right when traveling east on Cherry Valley Turnpike. In front of the LaFayette Apple Festival Grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette NY 13084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Cardiff Giant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hillsdale Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rounds Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mason Brook (approx. 4 miles
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away); South Onondaga (approx. 4.1 miles away); Otisco Southern (approx. 4.7 miles away); Early House (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Cardiff Giant. Wikipedia (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. The Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown, NY. The Cardiff Giant is now on display at the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, NY. (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. P.T. Barnum, David Hannum
 
Cardiff Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nancy Mueller, February 4, 2011
2. Cardiff Giant Marker
The Cardiff Giant Marker near the LaFayette Apple Festival Fairgrounds in Cardiff.
Cardiff Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nancy Mueller, February 4, 2011
3. Cardiff Giant Marker
Cardiff Giant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bain News Service, circa 1915
4. Cardiff Giant
Library of Congress [LC-B2- 2781-13]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2011, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York. This page has been viewed 1,342 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2011, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York.   2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2011, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York.   4. submitted on February 3, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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