Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
(To have understanding)
Dedicated May 26, 1985
to the City of Paducah and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Mayor Joe Viterisi
P. J. Grumley • Harold Ford • Robert Coleman • Hal Cole
Location. 37° 5.018′ N, 88° 38.13′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Park Avenue (Business U.S. 60) near Noble Park Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2915 Park Avenue, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Irvin S. Cobb (approx. ¾ mile away); Dr. Reuben Saunders (1808-1891) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chief Paduke (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Forrest's Headquarters (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal (approx. 1.8 miles away); Broadway Methodist (approx. 1.8 miles away); "Duke of Paducah" (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
Regarding Wacinton. The artist donated the sculpture
Also see . . . Peter Wolf Toth's Trail of the Whispering Giants. Peter "Wolf" Toth hand-carved Indians such as this for every U.S. state and several Canadian Provinces. The first one he carved was always donated to the State. The Trail of the Whispering Giants, as these sculptures are collectively known, are to honor the American Indians, who he felt were the victims of long abuse and injustice. His Trail of the Whispering Giants started in 1971 (California) and completed in 1988 (Hawaii).
Toth is insistent that his statues are not totem poles, nor are they meant to copy any other kind of Native American art. "This is my concept of the Indians of this area. I study the Indians of the area, then visualize an Indian within the log. It is a composite of all the native people of the state." (Submitted on January 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Landmarks • Native Americans •
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