This was published on October 23, 1925 in the Evening News, San Jose, California.


the news oct 23 1925 1South Bend, Indiana – Eight skeletons, one of them clad in copper armor, and a heard of rare war weapons and bits of personal adornment have been found in a mysterious mound on the farm of Grove Vosburg near Walkerton.
Vosburg, a 70 year old farmer, had long desired to know the secret of the mount, which, according to local tradition dates back thousands of years. Secretly excavating the pile of earth he came upon a strange burial place.

Giant Skeletons

The eight skeletons lay in circular formation, arranged like the spokes of a wheel, with skulls together.  Copper breastplates, bands and other bits of armor adorned the skeleton on one man, who apparently had been of giant stature.  Embedded in this skull was a beautifully chipped arrowhead.
The soft earth of the mound revealed other treasures. Three pounds of ore, believed to be either silver or white gold, lie with the bones. There were corroded copper bands, which antiquarians here believe were used to bind war clubs, two pipe bowls, one of smooth black stone and the other carved replica of a fantastic monster, were found.

the news oct 23 1925 2The belief that the bones are not those of Indians, but belonged to the ancient and little known race of mound builders has arisen because of the great size of the bones and the fact that the skull formations are not those of the Indian types.  The skulls seem to have little forehead and the eye cavities are high in the head

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