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Jerry Crew (birth of the word bigfoot)

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#1 jayjeti



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 08:49 PM



Gerald (Jerry) Crew, a road construction employee, working in the Bluff Creek region, California, was the first to make a plaster cast of what is believed to be a sasquatch footprint (one of several) and take it to a newspaper (probably October 4, 1958). On October 5, 1958 an article appeared that referred (in the heading) to whatever made the footprint as, “Friendly Bluff Creek Giant,” and then in the article it is stated that the prints Crew discovered were made by “Big Foot.” (in quotations)--a simple and natural (but silly) way
to describe what made the prints.

The Associated Press picked-up on the absurdity and used the word “Bigfoot" (one word) to get attention stating, “New Sasquatch found --it’s called Bigfoot.” Naturally, once the word was blasted across the nation, there was no turning back--Bigfoot became the creature’s US name.




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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:22 PM

I always forget his name.  Thanks for the post.

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