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Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates

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Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
1. Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates Marker
Inscription.
The great tap dancer Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates began his career in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. After a cotton gin accident took his leg, many felt his life was over. Through perseverance and determination, Peg Leg Bates is known as one of the greatest entertainers of all time.

 
Location. 34° 51.117′ N, 82° 23.533′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from North Academy Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the southwest corner of the Bi-Lo Center campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 North Academy Street, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenville Memorial Auditorium (here, next to this marker); Frank Selvy (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here Lieth the Body of Sarah M. Crittenden (about 700 feet away); Christ Church (Episcopal) (approx. 0.2 miles away); In 1825 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brockman Park (approx. mile away); Kilgore-Lewis House (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
2. Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates Marker

1. Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates. Statue in Fountain Inn, S.C. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Peg Leg Bates. Clayton 'Peg Leg' Bates (1907 – 1998) was an Afro-American entertainer from Fountain Inn, South Carolina. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Clayton "PegLeg" Bates - Tap. YouTube video of Bates tap dancing. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates. Another video of Bates. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Performer Clayton `Peg Leg' Bates Dies At 91 In South Carolina. Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates, the world renowned performer who tap danced his way into the hearts of millions with his famous wooden peg leg, recently died at his cousin's house in Fountain Inn, SC. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates Awarded the Order of the Palmetto. For his contribution to dance and to society, Bates was given the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest honor. He called it the proudest moment of his life. (Submitted on May 20, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentNotable Persons
 
Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (1907-1998 ) Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott
3. Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (1907-1998 )
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,143 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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