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Maquoketa's Household Name

Updated: Sep 17, 2012 03:35 PM CDT

In Jackson County, Iowa, seems like just about everyone knows Glen "Red" Henton. He is a legend.  A Horseshoe Hall of Famer who in 1965 competed in what many people consider to be the greatest game ever. That game went on for two and a half hours. Red defeated Ray Martin. Henton had 175 ringers and got his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. The game took place in Keene, New Hampshire.

At 92 years of age, Red loves music.  He plays the keyboard and harmonica, and years ago played guitar with the Oklahoma Cowboys Band.

Red was a pitcher for a semi-pro baseball team in Maquoketa. He signed with the Chicago White Sox organization more than 70 years ago.

Henton served in the military during World War Two. He is a people person, an eternal optimist, happy, and healthy. Red says every year seemed to be a better one than the year before.

Red is a member of both the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame and the Iowa Hawkeye Horseshoe Pitching Association Hall of Fame.  One of the all time greats, Red Henton.  

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