Recently I uncovered a whole album of newspaper clippings. The “Remember When”series is being scanned so that we will have a permanent record.
Robert Wadlow died a year after visiting Park Rapids. He was 22 in July of 1940 when he died from complications from a blister that developed on his leg from one of his leg braces. You can read more about him here. He was 8 feet 11.1 inches tall at the time of his death.