Sometimes the smallest things can ide some of the biggest stories. Or, in this case, the legend of a man large enough to take on the name of a mythical creature and become a legend in his own time.
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Ramaciti, Dave. ‘The Legend of Fatty Orndorff.’ Focus, 3/18/1973
‘700 Pound Scott County Giant Who Died of Flu.’ The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 12/11/1918
Langton, Diane. Time Machine: Flu killed more than 6,000 Iowans in 1918. The Gazette, 2/18/2018
The Great Flu. Iowa Pathways, www.iptv.com
Vergano, Dan. 1918 Flu Pandemic That Killed 50 Million Originated in China, Historians Say. National Geographic, 1/24/2014
Cloth Masks to Combat the Flu. The Davenport Democrat and Leader, 10/1/1918