Paducah’s Giant Indian Sculpture ‘Wacinton’ Honors Chickasaw

Paducah’s Giant Indian Sculpture ‘Wacinton’ Honors Chickasaw
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PADUCAH, KY – Wacinton is the name of the giant Indian statue that sits along Park Avenue in Noble Park next to the tennis courts in Paducah, KY.

Wacinton means “to have understanding.” It was hand-carved in 1985 by Peter “Wolf” Toth from a local 56,000 pound red oak.

A  plate at the site reads:

Hand chiseled 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.

By Sculptor Peter “Wolf” Toth
Dedicated May 26, 1985 to the City of Paducah and the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Mayor Joe Viterisi
Commissioners
P.J. Grumley – Harold Ford – Robert Coleman – Hal Cole

more sources:
♦ paducahky.gov/monuments-and-memorials
mclib.net/blogs/history/?p=222


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