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A GIANT Love Story

This virtual book reading of local author Richard Crowe with his book, A Giant Love Story: How the Tallest Couple in the World Met and Married, details the fascinating lives of the "Kentucky Giant" Martin Van Buren Bates (born in Letcher County, Kentucky) and his giant wife Anna Haining Swan. Crowe highlights Bates’ military service during the Civil War; the couple reaching fame while traveling with the circus; and the Queen of England’s involvement in their wedding.


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