Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The rope walker doe

Nobody knew the name of this entertainer as he lay dying after falling from a tightrope in the middle of a busy street in Texas in 1898. 
Apparently he was described as a very old man with a pegged leg who had been hired to walk the tightrope carrying heavy items on his back as a promotional stunt to bring attention to a local store. 

He refused to reveal his identity and was buried simply as “Rope walker”. 

If you want to read more about him go here

(Image: findagrave)

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