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The Search for Elmer Bitgood: The Paul Bunyan of New England – Iron Game History – October, 1998

In his commentary on the 1973 world powerlifting championships in Harrisburg, Terry Todd noted how “the crowds turn out far better to watch the big men lift-they come to see the living embodiment of their childhood dreams, they come to see the giants. I’ve often wondered about this, about why it is that the Capuchin monkey, the lemur, the ocelot, and the impala receive far less respective attention at the zoo than the gorilla, the rhinoceros, the tiger and the elephant.