Robert Wadlow in Perry County

Then Guinness Book Of World Records holder, Robert Wadlow, stood 8'9" tall, as the world's tallest man. On a promotional engagement for Peter Shoes, Wadlow appeared at the old Thomas Smith Dept. Store, Bulan (Perry County), Kentucky, on May 4, 1940. He wore a size 37 shoe. (Photo courtesy of Langley Owsley)