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Worker at Western Cartridge Company, East Alton.  From Doug Mayes

Worker at Western Cartridge Company, East Alton. From Doug Mayes

Movie star Clint Walker was born in Hartford, Ill., but spent time in Alton. He worked at Wuellner Construction and worked out at the YMCA before making a name for himself in Hollywood. He starred in the first hour-long western television show, “Cheyenne.”

Historic Sites of Alton – YMCA

Movie star Clint Walker was born in Hartford, Ill., but spent time in Alton. He worked at Wuellner Construction and worked out at the YMCA before making a name for himself in Hollywood. He starred in the first hour-long western television show, “Cheyenne.”

Alton Fruit & Produce Company, Alton, IL.  From the collection of Doug Mayes.

Alton Fruit & Produce Company, Alton, IL. From the collection of Doug Mayes.

Alton prison; Alton, Illinois

Alton prison; Alton, Illinois

Hapgood Plow Company, Alton, IL.  Implement seat.

Hapgood Plow Company, Alton, IL. Implement seat.

Rock Springs Park, Alton, IL, comparing the 1912 photo and a more modern photo. From the collection of Doug Mayes

Rock Springs Park, Alton, IL, comparing the 1912 photo and a more modern photo. From the collection of Doug Mayes

The world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow, standing in a crowd. He's probably close to the height at his death, 8'11''. Lived in Alton, Illinois.

The world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow, standing in a crowd. He's probably close to the height at his death, 8'11''. Lived in Alton, Illinois.

Alton Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River between IL & MO, Alton, Madison County, IL.  View of East (Pivot Span) Portal, Looking SW.  Library of Congress

Alton Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River between IL & MO, Alton, Madison County, IL. View of East (Pivot Span) Portal, Looking SW. Library of Congress

Downtown Alton.  The old Alton Penitentiary can be seen in the background  as  a large-three story structure

Downtown Alton. The old Alton Penitentiary can be seen in the background as a large-three story structure

Alton National Cemetery

Alton National Cemetery

Vintage Western Ammo Box, Wood, Small Wood Crate, East Alton, Illinois

Vintage Western Ammo Box, Wood, Small Wood Crate, East Alton, Illinois

https://flic.kr/p/4TC4Kz | IL-Alton-Blocks on Godfrey '65 | <b>Blocks Drive-In</b> Godfrey Rd. Alton, IL  From 1965 AHS yearbook.

https://flic.kr/p/4TC4Kz | IL-Alton-Blocks on Godfrey '65 | <b>Blocks Drive-In</b> Godfrey Rd. Alton, IL From 1965 AHS yearbook.

alton illinois map | Illinois - Alton, Flood of 1943 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

alton illinois map | Illinois - Alton, Flood of 1943 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

alton illinois map | Alton, IL Masonic Temple | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

alton illinois map | Alton, IL Masonic Temple | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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.