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Old 03-23-2012, 01:34 PM
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Hello from Norway!
My name is Ben Lonrusten and I research to write a book about the Norwegian Boy Giant/Harold Lloyd Giant, John Aasen(claimed to be over 9 feet tall). Most of his exciting life story is revealed, but the childhood in Rigdeway is still a mystery. Does anybody know anything about Johan/John/Johnny Aasen/Aason, the circus giant that rose to fame in Hollywood in the 1920'? He lived with his family (mother Christie, father (might died there) Alfred, brother Alfred and sister Evelyn- born in Ridgeway in feb. 1896) in Ridgeway in the late 1890' He had an uncle Sam/Samuel/Big Sam Danielson- married to Cornelia, in the area and possible some nieces. After the father died they moved to Sheyenne in ND. If anyone know- or know somebody that might enlighten my research, please let me know. We are going to make a documentary for TV the coming year- or as soon as we get some more info on Johans childhood.

Best regards
Ben Lonrusten
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