UPDATE: This question has been definitively answered! CLICK HERE for the full story.
Parker Live received this email recently:
“Every time we come to Parker, we pass the river bridge where it says ‘KEN TUFF – RIVER RATZ on the concrete. How long has it been there and who is Ken Tuff? Do you guys know?”
What Is That
No, we don’t, WIT. In fact, I’ve passed that old graffiti for a long time, and have a whole list of questions of my own! Here goes:
- Is there really a guy called Ken Tuff?
- Or is it actually an alt spelling of ‘tough’?
- Why is there a comma between Ken and Tuff?
- Perhaps TUFF is an acronym that stands for something?
- How long has it been on the bridge?
- Who put it there?
- Is this person still alive?
- Did Ken write it or one of his buddies?
It’s a pretty prominent marking, familiar to the whole wider Parker community (which, here at Parker Live, refers not only to people who live here but to everyone who passes through or visits regularly or semi-regularly or who owns a vacation home here). Somebody’s got to know its origin story!
So, if you know what ‘Ken Tuff’ refers to, who ‘Ken’ is or even if there is such a person, let us know by tapping HERE. We’ll keep identities private if you prefer! Feel free to speculate in the comments.