Prior to the 1977 publication of Barbara Chasteen Campbell's book Ella K. Ewing, Missouri Giantess: 1872-1913 nothing definitive had been written about Miss Ewing's life. The author's exhaustive research of articles, books and interviews resulted in the accurate biography.
Ella K. Ewing, Missouri Giantess: 1872-1913
Barbara Chasteen Campbell
"...Among the articles which have been written about "the American Giantess," inaccuracies abound. More fallacy than fact has been recorded. Articles discuss her exhibits with Tom Thumb, when actually the two never met he died when Ella was fourteen; a non-existent European tour is mentioned; even her birthplace is mistakenly recorded in several articles...."
This website contains two of the countless newspaper articles that have been written about Ella Ewing.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 22, 1995
GORIN'S GENTLE GIANT: MISS ELLA
The Sentinel, Edina, Mo.
March 1, 1973
MEMORIES OF WORLD'S TALLEST WOMAN
A Towering Spirit
Tall Miss Ella Ewing
New York Times
April 18, 1897