But I was surprised to learn about so many other “friendly giants” in regional folklore like:
Joe Magarac, an enormous man made of steel who worked 24/7 in Pittsburgh steel mills;
Kemp Morgan, a Texas roughneck who built rigs so high they had hinges so he could lower them to let the moon and sun pass;
Johnny Kaw, who was 6 feet tall just 5 minutes after his birth and grew so big his family had to move west… he piled up the Rocky Mountains while clearing the land for their Kansas farm; and
Febold Feboldson, a Swedish giant called the “fix-it” farmer from Nebraska who brought rain to the drought-stricken prairies.