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Fountain Inn, South Carolina: Normal Peg Leg Bates

Peg Leg Bates was born and died in Fountain Inn. In between he lost his leg in a cotton mill, then became a famous vaudeville peg-legged tap dancer. His statue, unveiled in 2001, shows him standing proudly on his peg leg.

Fairview St., Fountain Inn, SC
Downtown. On the north side of Fairview St. between Hwy 14/N. Main St. and Hwy 209/N. Weston St.
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Small main street feel, and Robert Quillen office and library are right next to the statue. Clayton Bates' story is inspiring, great statue.

[Mark B, 02/22/2017]

Clayton Bates, a vaudeville peg-legged tap dancer, was born and died in the town that honors him with this memorial statue. The monument quotes him: "Just watch me peg it, you can tell by the way I leg it, I'm Peg-Legged Bates, the one-legged dancing man."

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