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Odd Wisconsin Archive

He weighed 450 lbs., too


Dateline: Mineral Point, Wis., 1840. The "Scotch Giant" could twirl a plow over his head and carry a dozen eggs in one hand, but it's his shoes that have come down through history. Shaquille O'Neal's size 22 Reeboks are only an inch longer. Find out what else the Giant could do in Wisconsin Local History and Biography Articles (FYI, a "last" was a foot-shaped form on which shoes were made by hand)
:: Posted in Odd Lives on February 6, 2004
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