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Robert Wadlow Birth House

Robert Wadlow Birth House

By on Aug 5, 2009 in Illinois |

A restoration project of the Cole-Clark Carriage House and the Robert-Wadlow Birth House. Site: Robert Wadlow Birth House Location: 1513 Washington Ave., Alton, IL Hours: Daylight Hours Costs: Free to See Date: July 15,...

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Replica of Robert Wadlow’s Chair

Replica of Robert Wadlow’s Chair

By on Aug 4, 2009 in Illinois |

“In November 1939, Robert Wadlow visited Virginia on an advertising campaign. Mr. C.L. Smith, President of Galax Furniture Company, saw Robert and was so taken with the apparent discomfort he experiences when sitting in a chair of normal size that he decided to build a chair to accommodate Robert’s unusual frame. The exposed parts of the original chair...

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Statue of Robert Wadlow – Part 2

Statue of Robert Wadlow – Part 2

By on Aug 4, 2009 in Illinois |

Here are a few detail shots of the Robert Wadlow statue in Alton, Illinois. Site: Statue of Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man Location: 1513 Washington Ave., Alton, IL Hours: Daylight Hours Costs: Free to See Date: July 15,...

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Statue of Robert Wadlow

Statue of Robert Wadlow

By on Aug 4, 2009 in Illinois |

Here at Silly America we’re kind of obsessed with world’s tallest statues. I’ve found everything from a giant Superman statue to the world’s tallest Abraham Lincoln… But now it is time for a statue that is not a tall rendering of something, it’s a rendering of something tall! This statue is actually a to-scale life-size figure of...

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