Arizona Republican., April 12, 1892
Big Injun Is He
The petrified man, now on exhibition at the Central hotel in this city, undoubtedly ranks high among the curiosities occasioned by a freak of nature. He was discovered December 12, 1890, about sixty miles from Fresno, California. The marsh in which he was found seems full of petrified wood, clam shells, whalebone, and in fact, everything subject to petrifaction seems to have been magically touched by the solidifying element.
Many professional and scientific men have closely scrutinized this petrified man, made. Minute investigation of his entire anatomy and universally agrees it is not the work of man. Leaving all circumstantial evidence out of the question the fossil of itself has the absolute
symmetrical anatomical relations that art would absolutely fail to imitate.
Any one wiio is acquainted with fossils and the laws of petrification must pronounce this specimen genuine under the same laws and conditions solids, fish, shells and other objects, both animaland vegetable, that have turned to stone.