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Fishhook in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Robert Earl Hughes

The Worlds Largest Man

 
 
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By Emily Pursley, June 15, 2019
1. Robert Earl Hughes Marker
Inscription.  May we not only remember he was the worlds largest man from the small community of Fishhook, but also an average man with an enormous heart for people
 
Location. 39° 48.338′ N, 90° 53.11′ W. Marker is in Fishhook, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Perry Fishhook Road, on the right when traveling south on Perry Fishhook Road. Across the street diagonally from the general store. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baylis IL 62314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Red Brick (approx. 7.1 miles away); Cobb Family Cabin (approx. 7.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 7.6 miles away); Perry Church of Christ Memorial Park (approx. 7.6 miles away); New Philadelphia Townsite (approx. 8 miles away); Site of New Philadelphia (approx. 8 miles away); Skinner House (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located next to the flag and Fishhook sign.
 
Regarding Robert Earl Hughes. Robert Earl Hughes is buried in Benville Cemetery near Mt Sterling, IL. He weighed 1,041 pounds at his death. The Old East
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By Emily Pursley, July 28, 2019
2. Robert Earl Hughes Marker
Born June 4, 1926 Passed Away July 10, 1958 Weight 1041 pounds Arms 40 inches Waist 100 inches Resided in the Fishhook Community most of his life
School in Pittsfield, IL, has an exhibit about him which includes a pair of his overalls.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
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By Emily Pursley, June 15, 2019
3. Robert Earl Hughes Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois.   2. submitted on July 28, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois.   3. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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