Cardiff in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Cardiﬀ Giant
October 16, 1869.
It was proved a hoax,
one of the greatest public
deceptions in American history.
Erected 1976 by LaFayette Bicentennial Committee.
Location. 42° 53.033′ N, 76° 9.339′ W. Marker is in Cardiff, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is on Tully Farms Road (County Road 234) 0.1 miles north of Webster Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Fayette NY 13084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cardiff Giant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nedrow c. 1798 (approx. 6.5 miles away); Glen Haven (approx. 10.4 miles away); Site of Glen Haven House (approx. 10.4 miles away); Old Mill (approx. 11.4 miles away); First Sawmill (approx. 11.4 miles away); Site of First Frame House (approx. 11.5 miles away); Site of Old Hotel (approx. 11.5 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Cardiff Giant. Wikipedia (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. The Farmer's Museum, Cooperstown, NY. The Cardiff Giant is now on display (Submitted on February 3, 2011, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York.)
3. Cardiff Giant rises again in Syracuse. The so-called scared man was uncovered in upstate New York in 1869. Due to its 10-foot-4-inch prominence, the figure became known as the Cardiff Giant. The "Giant" became a media beloved, even after it was revealed to be a scam. An artist in New York has rebuilt the model and promises to recreate the situation and be the mastermind as the "Cardiff Giant rises again in Syracuse".
Syracuse-based artist Ty Marshal has recreated the Cardiff Giant to exacting specifications out of Hypertufa, a mix of cement and peat moss, for an event entitled “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute: Re-creating the Cardiff Giant.” And now Marshal and his team continue a proud tradition by drawing yet more crowds to see the Cardiff Giant. (Submitted on October 30, 2011, by James Reiz of Los Angeles, California.)
Additional keywords. P.T. Barnum, David Hannum
Categories. • Anthropology • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2011, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 39 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 Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.