“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Owensboro in Daviess County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Russell S. Shifley


Russell S. Shifley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 1, 2020
1. Russell S. Shifley Marker
This park is dedicated to Russell Shifley in honor of his 56 years of service to the City of Owensboro. This man was employed by the City of Owensboro in 1917, and served as Superintendent of the Sewer and Street Department from 1930-1971. During this period of rapid growth for the City, he was personally responsible for the construction of many miles of sewers and streets and because of his unusual skill and dedication, the citizens of Owensboro were saved millions of dollars.

As a City Commissioner from 1972 to 1976, he was personally responsible for the complete renovation and reconstruction of Veach Road, Leitchfield Road, Crabtree Avenue and a portion of Carter Road. These four main arterial streets will long serve as recognition of this man's unique ability.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsParks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.