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Paducah, Kentucky: Wacinton: Carved Giant Indian Head

Chief Paduke, sculpted by Peter "Wolf" Toth in 1985 from a local red oak. The historical marker names him "Wacinton" (way-cheen-too) honoring the Chickasaw people. Part of his elaborate headdress fell off in a storm in Nov. 2015. In July 2016 Toth repaired it.

Bob Noble Park

Address:
2915 Park Ave., Paducah, KY
Directions:
Bob Noble Park. Just west of US Hwy 45 on the north side of Park Ave.
Admission:
Free.
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Wacinton: Carved Giant Indian Head.

Wacinton: Carved Giant Indian Head

Free parking lot about 50 feet away from the Peter Toth carving of Wacinton. The sculpture is in a beautiful city park space, and there's a historical marker.

[Stephen Francia, 06/02/2024]

Wacinton historical marker.

Wacinton: Carved Giant Indian Head

There is a parking lot adjacent to the sculpture.

[Lou, 06/01/2021]

Peter Toth Indian sculpture.

Wacinton: Carved Giant Indian Head

Very cool carving!

[Lindsey, 08/12/2019]

Wacinton's perimeter iron fence has been removed; visitors can examine the Peter Toth sculpture up close.

Carved Giant Indian Head

The Super China Buffet described in a previous mobile tip is no longer in business. There is parking inside the park by the tennis courts. The carving is between Business 60 and the tennis courts.

[Tracy, 08/11/2018]

Wacinton.

Peter Toth - Carved Giant Indian Head

The sculpture is on the land of the park across the road from Super China Buffet. Park at Robert Cherry Civic Center. He's in front of tennis courts.

[Lucy, 09/29/2013]

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In the region:
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