Commerce in Ottawa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Mickey Charles Mantle
“The Commerce Comet”
Dr. Nick A. Calcagno, Artist
CHS class of '49
[Statue dedicated April 17, 2010]
About the Artist
Dr. Nick A Calcagno was the recipient of numerous awards and many professional achievements. His artwork is exhibited at the Kansas City Art Institute, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Legacy Sports Gallery in Arlington, Texas, and the Fenster Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma among others. Fine examples of his immense talent are an 8' sculptor [sic] of 1969 Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens displayed on the Oklahoma University campus, and the Norseman scultor [sic] displayed on the NEO A&M campus in Miami, Oklahoma.
Dr. Calcagno literally touched thousands of lives throughout his 39 years in education, 28 in the humanities and art department at NEO A&M College. A community can never fill the void with the loss of a master educator. Nick Calcagno was a master educator.
Location. 36° 55.497′ N, 94° 52.332′ W. Marker is in Commerce, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Mickey Mantle Boulevard (U.S. 69), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is outside the center field fence of the Commerce High School baseball
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Steve & Cassie Gaines (approx. 3.3 miles away); David Froman (approx. 3.3 miles away); Moscelyne Larkin (approx. 3.3 miles away); Steve Owens (approx. 3.3 miles away); Charles Banks Wilson (approx. 3.3 miles away); Coleman Theatre (approx. 3.4 miles away); Miami, Oklahoma (approx. 3.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Mickey Mantle. (Submitted on April 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Mickey Mantle Online Memorial. (Submitted on April 16, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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