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Memphis, Missouri: Mementoes of the Missouri Giantess

The town museum displays an eight-foot-eight-inch door from Ella Ewing's house, one of her size 24 shoes, her nine-foot-long bed, and a life-size, very tall, photo.

Downing House Museum

311 S. Main St., Memphis, MO
From US Hwy 136 turn north onto Hwy 15/Clay St., make the first right onto Monroe St., then make the second right onto Main St. The Downing House Museum will be a block south, on the right.
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Missouri's Giantess

Hwy 136, NE of Kirksville, MO is the home built for Ella Ewing, Missouri's Giantess, who was 8-ft. 4 inches tall. The doorknobs are over a foot taller than a standard doorknob.

[Maria Evans, 11/13/1999]

The house, which was custom-built for "Miss Ella," burned to the ground in 1967. But the town museum displays an eight-foot-eight-inch door from the house, one of Ella's size 24 shoes, her nine-foot-long bed, and a life-size photo.

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