“Bones Of A Mastodon” (reprinted from Pittsburg Advocate; from Youth’s Cabinet, July 11, 1839; p. 112)
Our readers will recollect of reading some time last summer, of the discovery of the bones of a gigantic animal, in Crawford County, Ohio. The bones are now in Pittsburg, Pa. The bones of the head, including a number of grinders, are in a remarkable state of preservation, and some faint idea of what the living animal was may be formed, when we state that the skull and upper jaw are 3 feet three inches in length, and weigh 160 pounds, the lower jaw 77 pounds—the whole head, 237 pounds of dry bones! There are many other bones—legs, ribs, vertebræ, &c., all in a good state of perservation.—Pittsburg Advocate.