March 9, 1872: Ella Ewing, the Missouri Giantess, was born in this day. At seven feet, four inches, Ella was considered the world's tallest female in her day.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.