The man in this photo is Karl Wallenda. The great-grandfather of today’s stunt man. He performed his stunt in May of 1976. I was two months old. I have no recollection of this event.
But it took place at Silver Stadium. The Rochester Red Wings former home ballpark. It took place before a paltry crowd of about 2,500. No cameras. No national media. If you didn’t read the paper that morning, you probably didn’t know.
He was untethered. He was also 71 years old.
In about a half an hour, I’ll be unimpressed. #rochistory