Mayor to Proclaim "Diamond Teeth Mary Way" on Friday

Updated 33 weeks ago Edited from a Press Release
Mayor to Proclaim "Diamond Teeth Mary Way" on Friday
Photo: Mayor's Office (Aaron Michael Fox)

As the fourth year of recognition approaches, Diamond Teeth Mary McClain will be honored again as Huntington Mayor Steve Williams proclaims that a portion of 11th Street in downtown Huntington will be named, “Honorary Diamond Teeth Mary Way”.  Mayor Williams will be on hand for the proclamation and unveiling of the street signs on Friday, at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Station. 

  

Diamond Teeth Mary Smith McClain hopped a train from what is now historic “Heritage Station” in the early 1900’s in search of a musical career singing the blues.  Her career lasted many years. After her death, and upon her request, Diamond Teeth Mary’s ashes were scattered on the tracks at Heritage Station. A plaque there commemorates her accomplishments.

The Diamond Teeth Mary Blues and Art Festival will be held on Saturday August 24th at Heritage Station from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.  The event is produced by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District.

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