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The Flatiron building, New York, photographed by

Edward Steichen in 1904 and printed with coloured ink in 1906

The Graphic, England, June 15, 1929

It took him 21 days (and many peanuts, they wear out quickly), but he did it a day and a half ahead of his proposed finish. This wasn’t Bill William’s first foray into the peanut pushing practice – he’d pushed peanuts 11 miles in 9 days (and was hit by a car) the past December when he lost a political bet. For getting his peanuts pushed up Pike’s Peak, 22 miles in under 22 days, he won $500.

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