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Albert Eastland

Albert Eastland, a well known character of Valparaiso died at the poor farm last Saturday. Albert was called an idiot, though at all times he was able and willing to work. He was harmless, faithful and honest. During centennial exhibition at Philadelphia, the people of Valparaiso and raised a purse and sent him to that place, where he attracted a great deal of attention. He was gifted with a tongue of abnormal size, and perhaps larger than that of any living man. When he wanted to prove his identity he would simply stick out his tongue, which would reach way below his chin. He was given a big funeral, and the funeral sermon, preached by Rev. Smith pastor of the M. E. church, is said to have been one of the bert and most touching ever delivered in this town.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: October 7, 1892
Volume Number: 9
Issue Number: 26
Page: 5
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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