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Hindman in Knott County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Carl Dewey Perkins

October 15, 1912 - August 3, 1984

 

—Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1949-1984 —

 
Carl Dewey Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2013
1. Carl Dewey Perkins Marker
Inscription. Carl D. Perkins was born, reared, and educated in Knott County and never called another place on Earth his home. He served as chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor for 17 years. His leadership and influence were etched into virtually every piece of social legislation enacted by the Congress during his years there.

Perkins worked tirelessly for the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; the Vocation Education Act; the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969; the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970; school lunch and nutrition programs for children and the elderly; decent housing for all; special programs for senior citizens; flood control; conservation of human and natural resources; and community development.

Carl Perkins' dream of a better life for the underprivileged of his native Eastern Kentucky and the entire nation does not end here. Those who loved him and those inspired by his dedication and his boundless energy carry on his work. The dream will never die.
 
Location. 37° 20.102′ N, 82° 58.911′ W. Marker is in Hindman, Kentucky, in Knott County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Kentucky Route 550) and May Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
Carl Dewey Perkins Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2013
2. Carl Dewey Perkins Statue and Marker
Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hindman KY 41822, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1884 (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Educator (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Josiah H. Combs, 1886-1960 / Folk Music Scholar (about 800 feet away); Hindman Settlement School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan's Last Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alice Lloyd College (approx. 3.3 miles away); Carr Creek Center (approx. 7.3 miles away); Cordia School (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hindman.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Marker in front of Knott County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 22, 2013
3. Marker in front of Knott County Court House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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