Arrival in New York City
On January 31, 1930, they reached New York City. Hoopie had lost 15 pounds and worn out nine heels and seven soles (Freeman, My, p. 1). Irma was two inches smaller than when she had left Texas City. But they made the record books and generated national publicity for Texas City. Shortly after his return from New York City, Hoopie Williams moved to Houston (Freeman, Unpublished, p.3). He died there at the age of 45, still holding the world record for hoop rolling.
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