Early Explorers Searched for Bigfoot?
Strange Tales Drew Explorers This Continent DENVER, July 10.--(INS)--Not to xplolt the Americas for selfish ons and to keep other nations soldiers and rn hemisphere, but to search for race of giant humans and to find a mountain of diamonds. This was the declaration at Boulder recently of D . "Herbert E. of the University of Southern California, before a congress of noted historians in session at the University of California. Scores of colorful Spanish explorers, Dr. Bolton said, were Influenced in 'their explorations of the new world by strange legends told them by natives through whose lands passed. In *the natives' anxiety to be rid of the Spanish travelers, Dr. Bolton said, the explorers were regaled with wierd, exaggerated stories of a mountain of diamonds; fishes as large as horses, whose ears could be used sunshades, and a giant who was natural human size but In his was rubbed with bear oil as a of which he stretched to enormous size. e to'the"west- J