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 In some cases, this type of human interest story might be something for the slow news day.  Was it just filler or was the goal broader? ​ In some instances, the stories of the love struck were just that: plain and simple courtship reports. ​ Sure, it was gossip, but well-received,​ nonetheless. ​ As the number of newspapers increased, competition dictated the need for a more unique slant on life: something to keep the interest of the weary subscriber. In some cases, this type of human interest story might be something for the slow news day.  Was it just filler or was the goal broader? ​ In some instances, the stories of the love struck were just that: plain and simple courtship reports. ​ Sure, it was gossip, but well-received,​ nonetheless. ​ As the number of newspapers increased, competition dictated the need for a more unique slant on life: something to keep the interest of the weary subscriber.
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 One such love story ran in the //Indiana Progress//, from Indiana, PA, back in 1871.  The headline “The Wedding of Giants” was a real attention grabber, and the subsequent article didn’t disappoint. ​ The groom was a [[Boone County]] native by the name of “Captain” Bates, who reportedly stood at about eight feet tall, and weighed in at 400 pounds. ​ His blushing bride was of comparable size, though the article indicates that heels would not be an option at the wedding, as she vertically out-sized him by a few inches. ​ One such love story ran in the //Indiana Progress//, from Indiana, PA, back in 1871.  The headline “The Wedding of Giants” was a real attention grabber, and the subsequent article didn’t disappoint. ​ The groom was a [[Boone County]] native by the name of “Captain” Bates, who reportedly stood at about eight feet tall, and weighed in at 400 pounds. ​ His blushing bride was of comparable size, though the article indicates that heels would not be an option at the wedding, as she vertically out-sized him by a few inches. ​
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 Along the same vein, a distinctive couple from [[Rabbit Hash]] was wed in Rising Sun, Indiana in 1899, as reported in //The Columbus Republican//,​ Columbus, Indiana. ​ The 62-year-old bride was a diminutive woman of under four feet tall, weighing around 100 pounds. ​ Her betrothed was a man half her age and twice her height and weight! Along the same vein, a distinctive couple from [[Rabbit Hash]] was wed in Rising Sun, Indiana in 1899, as reported in //The Columbus Republican//,​ Columbus, Indiana. ​ The 62-year-old bride was a diminutive woman of under four feet tall, weighing around 100 pounds. ​ Her betrothed was a man half her age and twice her height and weight!
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