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Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates

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Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
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. Marker is located in the southwest corner of the Bi-Lo Center campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 North Academy Street, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenville Memorial Auditorium (here, next to this marker); Little Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Selvy (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); "Shoeless" Joe Jackson
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(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. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Peg Leg Bates. Wikipedia entry:
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.) 

2. Peg Leg Bates, One-Legged Dancer, Dies at 91. New York Times obituary (12/08/2022) (Submitted on September 9, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (1907-1998 ) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott
2. Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (1907-1998 )
Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
3. Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,510 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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