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Petrified Body Found

The petrified body of a young woman has been found ten feet below the surface, in an excavation on Main Street in Denison. The body was dressed in mourning with a long white veil that reached from her head to her feet. The remains were in a perfect state of preservation. The hair upon the head was long and glossy and the hair was fastened up with a tortoiseshell comb, which was partially destroyed when lifting the head out of the earth. The feet were encased in a pair of green slippers with an embossed rose leaf on the front. The stone corpse weighed about 100 pounds.

Comanche Chief, April 24, 1879