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

May 1913 Paducah Homecoming

 
 
May 1913 Paducah Homecoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. May 1913 Paducah Homecoming Marker
Inscription. In May, 1913, Paducah held a homecoming celebration to excite and entertain the public and to offset the negative image of the city given the nation by media reports of the flood that year. The first event had Mayor Thomas N. Hazelip welcoming the legendary Chief Paducah, portrayed by James Wheeler, giving the chief the key to the city. Wheeler arrived on the steamer G.W. Robertson at the foot of Broadway and rode his horse through the city to the federal building, accompanied by Adine Corbett, Bertha Ferguson and Ruth Hinkle, acting as Indian princesses. The Boosters Club organized multiple events to enhance the week's festivities. Each day had a different theme for a parade and Broadway became a street fair and carnival. A flying boat added to the spectacle. Faith Langstaff won the Floral Queen contest. Universal Weekly filmed the events and made them available nationally in movie theaters. Among the notables in attendance was a group visiting for the dedication of Paducah-Metropolis railroad bridge.
 
Erected by Sponsored by: Bob & Bertha Wheeler Wenzel and JR and Jane W. Myre Rutte.
 
Location. 37° 5.274′ N, 88° 35.636′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street.
May 1913 Paducah Homecoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. May 1913 Paducah Homecoming Marker
Click for map. Between Marine Ways and visitors coming to Paducah. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Construction in the 1840's (here, next to this marker); Paducah's Riverfront (a few steps from this marker); Marine Ways (a few steps from this marker); First County Seat - Braxton Small (a few steps from this marker); Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! (a few steps from this marker); Lock and Dam 52 (a few steps from this marker); Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); Area riverbeds (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
May 1913 Paducah Homecoming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. May 1913 Paducah Homecoming Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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