Throwback Thursday: World’s Tallest Man Visits Wyoming
During his life, Robert Wadlow was the tallest man in the world. He may have been the tallest man to ever walk the face of the earth and is almost certainly the tallest person to ever visit Wyoming.
Born with a pituitary gland disorder, Wadlow stood 8'4" in high school. At 18, he joined the Ringling Brothers Circus and travelled across the world.
Sadly, an infection caused by his leg brace would ultimately fell the giant, who died in July on 1940, at the tender age of 22.
Just a year before his untimely death, Wadlow visited Cheyenne on a promotional tour and posed for a picture standing in front of a car on a residential street.
During his autopsy, doctors measured Wadlow at 8'11".