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

Visitors Coming to Paducah

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Visitors Coming to Paducah Marker
Inscription.  Visitors coming to Paducah by boat in the early part of the twentieth~century would have been greeted by the hustle and bustle of a riverfront lined with hotels, warehouses, packet boat offices, lumber yards, supply houses, iron foundries, maritime industries and small businesses, all connected to the river. One of the busiest places at the riverfront was the Paducah Wharf Boat, which was permanently moored at the foot of Broadway to allow the loading and unloading of cargo and passengers. Large barrels of dark-fired tobacco, known as hogsheads, lined the riverfront waiting to be shipped to ports in Central and South America, Europe and Africa.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 5.277′ N, 88° 35.637′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. May 1913 Paducah Homecoming (here, next to this marker); Marine Ways
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Visitors Coming to Paducah Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Construction in the 1840s (a few steps from this marker); First County Seat - Braxton Small (a few steps from this marker); Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! (a few steps from this marker); Paducah's Riverfront (a few steps from this marker); Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); Historic River Front (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Visitors Coming to Paducah Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on June 2, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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