Robert Pershing Wadlow and His Chair - Alton, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 54.253 W 090° 08.613
15S E 747700 N 4310027
Quick Description: Statue of the world's tallest man, Robert Pershing Wadlow, and his chair in Alton, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2007 5:04:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM17WB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53
Views: 213

Long Description:

Robert Pershing Wadlow is the tallest man who ever lived with a height of 8'11" at the age of 22. This statue is life-size and standing next to it makes one feel short. The chair sculpture is a replica of a custom made chair which was built when a furniture company owner noticed how uncomfortable it was for Robert to sit in normal sized chairs.

Location description: Park area of Southern Illinois Dental School

Statue's Subject: Robert Pershing Wadlow and Chair

Artist: Edward Engelhardt Giberson

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!
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