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Alton, Illinois (History)

Pictures of Alton, Illinois through the years that I have collected.

Amy playing the part of the Piasa Bird outside of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam/ National Great Rivers Museum

The Piasa Bird was a monster the devoured men. Before the arrival of the white man, hundreds of indian warriors attempted to destroy him in ...

Close-Up: This beautiful, 60x70 foot mural (on the southeast side of the Riverbend Head Start and Family Services building) was painted by m...

Elijah Parish Lovejoy - Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor and abolitionist. He was murdered by pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois, during their attack on his warehouse to destroy his press and abolitionist materials.

The Devil's Right Hand: America's "Gentle Giant"

The Devil's Right Hand: America's "Gentle Giant"

Alton Amtrak Station - soon to be a thing of the past.

A head above the rest... The world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow. The size comparison of the crowd is quite a perspective.

Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings in alton, illinois, 1935 he continued to grow until his death at 22 when he was 8'11" tall. despite health problems, he never used a wheelchair and lived his life in an inspiring way.. he's incredible!

Tallest man in recorded history posing with his father | Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940) | tallest person in history | Alton Giant | Giant of Illinois | Alton, Illinois | 8 ft 11.1 | weighed 439 lb (199 kg) | lived to 22 years | www.republicofyou...

Robert Wadlow, tallest man who ever lived, with his father. Robert Wadlow was 8'11'' and his father was 5'11''. This photo is interesting because there is an optical illusion going on. Because his father is standing lower than Robert, it makes Robert look even taller. He usually came up to slightly above Robert's waist. He tragically died at age 22 from an infection caused by a blister on his foot.

Photos of Robert Wadlow - The Tallest Person in History Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918 – 1940) is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22.

Photos of Robert Wadlow - The Tallest Person in History Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918 – 1940) is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22.

The historic McPike Mansion, Alton, ILLINOIS.

1935 Robert Wadlow Alton Illinois Tallest Person in the World. History News Service Photo.

"Alton Confidenital" - Riverfront Times

Alton, Illinois Ghost Hunting Paradise! Paranormal

Elijah P. Lovejoy monument at Alton Cemetery.

Piasa Masonic Temple, Alton, Illinois

Western Military Academy, Upper Alton, Illinois,  c. 1908

Alton IL history | ... County ILGenWeb - The 1856 Illinois State Fair Held at Alton, Illinois

Western Military Academy, Upper Alton, Illinois,  c. 1908

Lovers Leap Alton Illinois