The man responsible for starting a unique Butler Farm Show tradition has died.
Floyd Mahan, who first brought the paddle boats to the summertime festival, passed away late last week at the age of 95.
Mahan was a Butler native and avid boater who bought the patent for the paddle boat in 1962. He modified a few things and in 1965 brought the paddle boats to the Farm Show pond for visitors to use.
Since that time, Farm Show officials say there have been very few changes to the paddle boat design.
In addition to his support of the Farm Show, Mahan also navigated the full 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River.
The Farm Show honored Mahan in 2021 with a plaque beside the pond on the grounds.
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