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

Barkley/Cobb Memorial

 
 
Barkley/Cobb Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Barkley/Cobb Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Alben William Barkley (1877~1956)
Elected McCracken County Attorney, County Judge, U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator, Barkley served Harry Truman as Vice-President and was known as the "Veep". He was re-elected to the U.S. Senate in 1955. Barkley coined the term "New Deal" when he assisted Franklin D. Roosevelt in the reform of social programs.

Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (1876 - 1944)
Known as the first "Duke of Paducah," Cobb became a world-class war correspondent, humorist, writer, movie actor, and radio host. Cobb defended the rights of World War I black soldiers and opposed the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920's. His Old Judge Priest stories and Paducah Plantation radio show received national acclaim. Cobb published more than 64 books.
Sponsored by Owen Cleaners

Marker 2
This Horse Drinking Fountain was presented to the City of Paducah in 1907 by the National Humane society, founded by Harmon Lee Ensign. Fountains like this were presented to cities throughout the United States. Frederick Tilghman, son of General Lloyd Tilghman and Vice-President of the Society, requested one of the fountains for Paducah. The two-ton fountain, made of polished Maine granite, provided purified city water to houses and dogs on Broadway at Tenth Street. The Fountain lost its
Horse Drinking Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Horse Drinking Fountain
practical value as automobiles replaced horses.
Sponsored by: Eugene & Mary Louise Katterjohn
 
Erected by Owen Cleaners.
 
Location. 37° 5.33′ N, 88° 35.668′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North Water Street. Click for map. First Mural on second wall on North Water Street and next to the Fire Station Mural. 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. Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway (here, next to this marker); The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park (a few steps from this marker); "Market" (a few steps from this marker); Illinois Central 2613 (a few steps from this marker); Union Gen. U.S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Strawberry Capital of the World (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah's River Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah 1937 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Barkley/Cobb Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Barkley/Cobb Memorial Marker
and Horse Drinking Fountain.
Irvin S. Cobb Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
4. Irvin S. Cobb Hotel
Horse Drinking Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
5. Horse Drinking Fountain
Irvin S. Cobb Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
6. Irvin S. Cobb Hotel
Alben William Barkley (1877~1956) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
7. Alben William Barkley (1877~1956) Marker
Alben William Barkley (1877~1956) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
8. Alben William Barkley (1877~1956) Marker
 
 
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