John Powers

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From Elizabeth Anderson:

"In 1857, P. T. Barnum's New York "Bonny Baby" prize went to John Hanson Craig, a two-year-old, allegedly 206-pound boy from Iowa City, Iowa, whose parents had recently relocated to Franklin County, Kentucky. John's mother and father were both unusually small people, at 110 and 120 pounds, respectively. They had no explanation for their son's enormous size, but were grateful for the $1,000 cash prize awarded them by the showman.