By Juanice Gray
The Walk of Fame on Second Street will be no more.
Construction on water and sewer lines and repaving prompted
their removal. There are no concrete plans on what to do with
the marble tiles that bear the names of John Wayne, Dolly
Parton, Sally Field and others who literally left their mark on
the City of Natchitoches.
A popular tourist attraction, the tiles were cause for concern
over ‘slip and falls.’ Mayor Lee Posey said Thursday, “City Bank
decided not to have them put back because of liability adn safety
of their customers and the people of Natchitoches.”
It will take a sizeable location to put the 24 tiles and they
must be placed in such a way the same issue will not resurface.
Posey said the City has received a few suggestions and even a
photo, but no decision has been made. “We are open to good suggestions,”
he said. “We’ll wait and see what the citizens want
and how important it is to have them placed somewhere.”
For now, the tiles will remain in storage.