News stories of giants were popular in the early 1900s and even late 1800s. It was a time when farmers had recently purchased land and began tilling it to create food for their families or even build a house on their land.
A time when a discovery such as skeletons in your backyard was newsworthy. So it should be no surprise that giant skeletons were reportedly found in New Mexico, according to a newspaper clipping from February 2, 1902.
The report states that a race of giants was found in Guadalupe, New Mexico. When it was found, antiquarians and archaeologists prepared an expedition to explore the region further, hoping for more discoveries—a clue to what people once roamed the North Americas.
The burial site was discovered on Luciana Quintana's ranch; they found two stones on the farm with curious inscriptions. Beneath the rocks, in a shallow grave, they found the bones of a frame that could not have been less than 12 feet long.
The men who opened the grave said the forearm was at least 4 feet long, with a well-preserved jaw, and the lower teeth ranged from the size of a hickory nut to a large walnut. It was reported the chest of the being would have had a circumference of seven feet.
Quintana has also uncovered several other burials on the property and expresses the opinion that perhaps thousands of skeletons of a race of giants long extinct will be found. It could also be part of the culture passed down to Quintana through the early Spanish invaders.
They had detailed knowledge of a race of giants that inhabited the plains of what is now Eastern New Mexico. Indian legends and carvings were also discovered that indicated that a race of giants once existed and is now extinct.
What else was discovered on the farm of Quintana? We may never know, but many other newspaper reports have reported similar findings throughout the US.