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

Paducah's River Industry

 
 
Paducah's River Industry was the city's life blood. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Paducah's River Industry was the city's life blood. Marker
Inscription. Paducah's River Industry was the city's lifeblood. Steamboats and tobacco were critical to the area's economy in the late 1880's. Mule-drawn transfer wagons moved hogshead barrels of tobacco that weighed around 1,600 pounds each. Nearly 20,000 barrels were stored annually in the area for two to three years. Steamboats carried mixed cargo and passengers. Paducah was a major port and distribution center because of its strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers and close proximity to the Mississippi and Cumberland Rivers. (From and 1890's Photograph)
 
Erected by Paducah~McCracken County Riverport Authority.
 
Location. 37° 5.314′ N, 88° 35.659′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North Water Street. Click for map. This mural is between Union Gen. U.S. Grant and the churches. 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. Union Gen. U.S. Grant (here, next to this marker); Paducah's Architecture (here, next to this marker); "Market" (a few steps from this marker); Paducah 1873 "Birds Eye View"
Paducah's River Industry was the city's life blood. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Paducah's River Industry was the city's life blood. Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park (a few steps from this marker); Robert S. Davis (a few steps from this marker); Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway (a few steps from this marker); First Log Cabin / First Frame House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Paducah's River Industry was the city's life blood. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Paducah's River Industry was the city's life blood. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 4 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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