Trumansburg, New York: The Taughannock Giant

Exact outdoor replica of a hoax "petrified giant" dug up on a local farm in 1879 -- a forgotten rival to the famous Cardiff Giant. Moved to this spot in July 2021.

Address:
69 W. Main St., Trumansburg, NY
Directions:
In a small roadside park across from the Trumansburg Farmers Market, on the east side of NY-96/W. Main St. across from its intersection with Hector St.
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Taughannock Giant

This is a reproduction of the Taughannock Giant -- second only to the Cardiff Giant in terms of hoax humanoid figures.

[Ari Kissiloff, 07/22/2021]

The replica giant, originally displayed at the county history center in Ithaca, was moved to this permanent spot on July 3, 2021, the 142nd anniversary of the day the original giant was dug up.


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