STRANGE BUT TRUE: Big man on High Street

Kenneth Hill was born in 1902 in Beloit, Wis. At the tender age of 13, Hill built himself a pair of wooden “legs” that were 12 feet high, practiced walking on them, and then realized that he could actually get paid for promoting and marketing products while on stilts. His father, a member of the local Rotary Club, hired him for $2 a day for walking around a local fair carrying signs.By 1920, he was the world’s stilt walking champion and put himself through college by… STRANGE BUT TRUE: Big man on High Street