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Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Irvin S. Cobb Said: / Alben W. Barkley Said:

 
 
Irvin S. Cobb Said: Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Irvin S. Cobb Said: Marker
Inscription.
Irvin S. Cobb Said:
"Here in Paducah one encounters, I claim, an agreeable blend of Western kindliness, and Northern enterprises, superimposed upon a Southern background. Here, I claim, more chickens are fried, more hot biscuits are eaten, more corn pone is consumed, and more genuine hospitality is offered than any town of like size in the commonwealth."

Alben W. Barkley Said:
"Paducah is a town with a distinct flavor. It was ~~ and is ~~ a good place, an interesting place in which to live. A great part of its personality is derived from such colorful citizens as Judge Bishop (the living prototype of Cobb's fictional Judge Priest), Irvin Cobb and others." Marker presented by Shiva Artist Colors
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1025.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 5.234′ N, 88° 35.798′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street and 3rd Street on Broadway Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 Broadway St, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Alben W. Barkley Said: Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Alben W. Barkley Said: Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Reuben Saunders (here, next to this marker); Hanks Bros and Jones Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); $5 Bought Paducah (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Hick's Hdqrs. (about 400 feet away); Second Courthouse (about 500 feet away); American Red Cross (about 500 feet away); On the Trail of Discovery (about 600 feet away); MAQS (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .
1. Irvin S. Cobb biography with picture. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Alben W Barkely Biography at Wikipedia. Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) was an American politician in the Democratic Party who served as the 35th Vice President of the United States (1949-1953), under President Harry S. Truman. Prior to the Vice Presidency, Barkley served in the U. S. Senate from Kentucky for over twenty years, and was Majority Leader of that body from 1937 to 1947. (Submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

3. Movie link to Judge Priest (1934) Staring Will Rogers. The Nostalgia Merchant Judge Priest - Starring Will Rogers (1934) Classic Movie Will Rogers plays the lead roll, that of Judge William "Billy" Priest in a very patriotic (Confederate) southern town. (Submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
Irvin S. Cobb Said: Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Irvin S. Cobb Said: Marker
 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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