Bigfoot and Sasquatch

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Mar 24 00:48:56 UTC 2006

IIRC, it was this incident that set off popular interest in the subject, though it didn't really take off until about 1967.


"Mullins, Bill AMRDEC" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL> wrote:
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The OED has Sasquatch going back to 1929. It does not have an entry
for "Bigfoot", although it is used in quotes from 2000 (entry: "pepper"
v.), 2003 (entry: "picture" n.), and 1972 (under "yeti"); or "Big
Foot", although it is used in a quote from 1980 (entry: "yowie" n.).


Nebraska | Lincoln | Lincoln Evening Journal | 1958-10-06 p. 9 col 3.

[photo caption] "'BIGFOOT' REAL?-Plaster cast of a footprint 10 inches
long and 7 inches wide is held in Eureka, Calif., by Jerry Crew."

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