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Old 03-23-01, 10:03 PM   #1
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Post HI Jack Redmond

The world's greatest distance stilt walker?


I have recently obtained some very old photos and advertising cards of
'Hi Jack" France Redmond, "Nationally known advertiser". 11.5 feet to
the top of his chef's hat, Jack was
"Nationally Famous and only long distance stilt Walker. Over 30 years a
National Advertiser, and hiked 55,000 miles along highways - thru U. S.
A. - delivering messages for friends, relatives and officials along
routes on stilts. Now enroute Hollywood, California, to New York City,
Atlantic City and return- a 10,000 mile hike. Favors appreciated.
Yours truly, J. France Redmond" reads one of his cards.

Another card reads: Over 40,000 miles walked on stilts. 27 years a
stilt walker - age 49 years. Human Skyscraper 11 1/2 feet to top of
hat. "Hi-Jack Redmond the world's most famous long distance stilt walker
and motion advertiser. Atlantic City, N. J. to California to New York
City and return my longest and last hike"

The large photo shows Jack in front of the Busy Bee restaurant in a
white chef's costume. Bearing a sign that reads breakfast 25 cents. On
the back of the photo is written in pencil 7960 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Hollywood, California. And an additional address in LA, CAL.

On one small photo I can make out on Jack's sign "rib steak 20 cents. On
the back I can make out The Cat's Whiskers Hollywood California.

Included in this material is a christmas card with his photo and a photo
of his daughter Mrs. A Eugene Aycock, dated 1932.

As you know Joe Bowen holds the current official Guinness World Record
for distance stilt walking of 3008 miles
I do not know Joe's lifetime total miles. It would be interesting to
find out.

And of course any additional information on Jack France Redmond would be
of interest!

If you or anyone you know is into genealogy or knows how to reach the
historical society in any of the towns mentioned or can other wise shed
any additional light on Hi Jack it would be greatly appreciated.

Walking tall,

Bill 'Stretch' Coleman

930 S. Decatur St
Denver, Co 80219

Walking tall and stretching imaginations!
Bill 'Stretch' Coleman
Walking tall and stretching imaginations!
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