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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

2915 Park Ave., Paducah, KY
Bob Noble Park. Just west of US Hwy 45 on the north side of Park Ave.
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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]


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]

Carved Indian Head.

Carved Indian Head

A tree has been carved into a large Indian head -- Chief Paduke, which is where the town got its name. The head was hand-chiseled by sculptor Peter "Wolf" Toth from a local 56,000 pound Red Oak to honor the Chickasaw Indians who lived and hunted in this area until the Jackson Purchase, 1818.

Dedicated May 26, 1985 to the City of Paducah and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

[Kim Clark, 06/02/2010]

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