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A Miles Davis statue
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Jazz legend Miles Davis was born in Alton and a bronze statue honors his local ties.

A haunted patch of Alton
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Alton is often called the “Most Haunted Small Town in America."

The world’s tallest man
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Robert Pershing Wadlow, the world’s tallest man at 2.71 meters, was born in Alton.

Scenic byway near Alton, Illinois in Autumn
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