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

“Evening Roll Call”

 
 
"Evening Roll Call" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. "Evening Roll Call" Marker
Inscription. The Boy Scouts of America began in February of 1910. During the first year, The Reverend Clinton S. Quin, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, organized a a troop, which his parish sponsored, to serve the boys of Paducah. Troop 1 is recognized as one of the original troops of the Boy Scouts of America and as one of twenty four troops to have been in continuous existence since the beginning.

This mural represents the first 100 years of Scouting by depicting the changes in uniforms and equipment between 1910 and 2010. The mural was inspired by a 1915 photograph taken at Mammoth Cave by Boy Scout George Katterjohn, who inscribed along its margin, "Evening Roll Call". Mr. Quin, the troop' s first scoutmaster, is calling the roll of the 120 scouts attending the ten day campout. Each scout was required to earn the money to pay his way to camp. In the early years Troop 1 traveled by train to Mammoth Cave, but by steamboat to reach campsites in Southern Illinois.
,br> For a century, Troop 1 was promoted the principles written in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Through achievement and outdoor adventure, Troop 1 encourages hardiness, honor, and leadership in each Scout on his journey to manhood.
 
Location. 37° 5.192′ N, 88° 35.584′ W. Marker is in Paducah
"Evening Roll Call" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. "Evening Roll Call" Marker
, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street south of Kentucky Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 S Water St, Paducah KY 42003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Marine Hospital Service (here, next to this marker); Riverside Hospital at Fort Anderson (a few steps from this marker); A Century of Library Service 1904-2004 (a few steps from this marker); Union Labor (a few steps from this marker); Western Baptist Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah Coca-Cola Bottling Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Atomic City (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn of the Atomic Age (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  The Paducah Wall to Wall Floodwall Mural Project. Renowned artist Robert Dafford and his team of muralists capture Paducah’s rich history in paintings on the city’s floodwall overlooking the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. (Submitted on October 22, 2011.) 
 
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"Evening Roll Call" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. "Evening Roll Call" Marker
Next to U.S. Marine Hospital Mural and the end of the train and train tracks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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