September 10, 1969 -- Reaching new 'Hites'
Updated: Tuesday, September 10 2013, 05:48 AM EDT
On this day back in 1969, the capital region was visited by Henry Hite.
He stood eight-feet, two-inches tall.
Hite was a national tour that included a stop at the old Crossroads Restaurant in Latham.
There, he was interviewed by dick beach, who stood just under six-feet tall.
Height said he hit his growth spurt when he was nine.
By 12, he was seven-feet tall... and reached 8' 2" when he was 15.