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

1861 Paducah Chain

 
 
1861 Paducah Chain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, May 1, 2021
1. 1861 Paducah Chain Marker
Inscription.  

This chain secured the Paducah Wharfboat until 1930

It was originally used as a stay-chain in 1861 in the fortifications on the river in Columbus, KY

It was presented to the city of Paducah in 1987 by the Dismukes Family

Julian M. Dismukes DDS
Julian M. Dismukes Jr DDS
Col. Julian M. Dismukes III DMD
Philip C. Dismukes
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 5.338′ N, 88° 35.665′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on North Water Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located behind the flood wall murals at the Ohio Riverfront. 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. Illinois Central 2613 (a few steps from this marker); Barkley/Cobb Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Strawberry Capital of the World (a few steps from this marker); Fire Station #5 at 17th and Broadway (a few
1861 Paducah Chain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, May 1, 2021
2. 1861 Paducah Chain Marker
The marker is located next to the staircase.
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steps from this marker); Paducah 1937 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); The August 8th Emancipation Celebration at Stuart Nelson Park (within shouting distance of this marker); "Market" (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway, Paducah's Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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