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Wacinton in Paducah KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 37° 05.018 W 088° 38.130
16S E 354633 N 4105401
Quick Description: In 1985, sculptor Peter Toth hand chiseled a 56,000 pound red oak into “Wacinton” To Have Understanding—a monument to the Chickasaw Indians who lived and hunted in the area until the Jackson Purchase.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2007 6:20:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM1VAF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S and B C
Views: 156

Long Description:
Peter Toth is a Hungarian emigrant whose family escaped from Hungary just before the Communist takeover in 1956. He was 9 years old. In the US, he developed a strong empathy for American Indians, possibly because of his own experience with oppression. In 1968, the 21 year old Toth began a series of sculptures to honor the American Indian. The first, in California, was sculpted from stone. Over the next 21 years, he sculpted 66 more memorials, at least one in every state, all of wood. For his efforts, he has been given the Indian name "Wolf". His first sculpture in any state was without commission, but I'm told he did accept commissions for subsequent works.
City: Paducah KY

Description of Location:
In Noble Park


Sculpture Name: Peter Toth

Year Dedicated: 1985

Type of Wood: Red Oak

Sculpture Number: Not listed

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