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Hanging in the great outdoors in 1974

The original photos of the “man on a wire,” Phillipe Petit, as he tightrope walks a cable strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City in August, 1974.

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 Each week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We’ll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what “the rest of the story” turned out to be.

Philippe Petit, a 24 year old french street performer, walked a cable strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.  Photos taken of the feat have become nothing short of iconic.
The story, in the Aug. 8, 1974 Tribune explained how he ...


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