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Near Cooperstown in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cardiff Giant

 
 
Cardiff Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 10, 2014
1. Cardiff Giant Marker
Inscription.
The Great American Hoax
Dug Up In Cardiff, N Y
October 16, 1869
Now At The Farmers' Museum


 
Erected 1949 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 42.784′ N, 74° 55.706′ W. Marker is near Cooperstown, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is on New York State Route 80 when traveling south. Touch for map. The Marker is roadside at the Farmer's Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Cooperstown NY 13326, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blacksmith Shop (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Natty Bumpo" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Council Rock (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clinton's Dam (approx. 0.9 miles away); Doubleday Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of the First National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction (approx. 0.9 miles away); General Clinton's Dam (approx. one mile away); George Croghan (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cooperstown.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. .
 
Also see . . .  The Cardiff Giant. (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Cardiff Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 10, 2014
2. Cardiff Giant Marker

 
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Cardiff Giant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 10, 2014
3. Cardiff Giant Marker
The Cardiff Giant on Display in Cooperstown image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 10, 2011
4. The Cardiff Giant on Display in Cooperstown
In 1947, the Cardiff Giant was sold to The Farmersí Museum in Cooperstown, New York. It is now on display inside the main barn of the museum.
Cardiff Giant image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. Cardiff Giant
Library of Congress photo taken between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915 [LC-B2- 2781-13]
Farmers' Museum image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 10, 2014
6. Farmers' Museum
One of the banners outside of the Farmers' Museum advertises and promotes the Cardiff Giant Hoax exhibit.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   6. submitted on August 11, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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