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

Tom Wilson

 
 
Tom Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, May 31, 2021
1. Tom Wilson Marker
Inscription.  
This Riverfront Stage is dedicated to
Tom Wilson

Who initiated the summer festival in 1966 and who made this setting the focal point of the event. For 18 years he gave his service to this endeavor as chairman of the festival, guiding it successfully as a major celebration for the Paducah area. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Wilson served as Mayor of Paducah from 1964 to 1967.

For his special dedication to the city of Paducah, this stage is to be known as the
Wilson Stage

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
 
Location. 37° 5.284′ N, 88° 35.614′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on The Foot of Broadway 0.1 miles south of South Water Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located next to the event stage at the Paducah Riverfront Park, just behind the flood-wall and murals. Touch for map. Marker
Tom Wilson Stage image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, May 31, 2021
2. Tom Wilson Stage
Marker is located on the top right side of the stage (not visible in this photograph).
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is at or near this postal address: 27 The Foot of Broadway, 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. Gen. George Rogers Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic River Front (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Ways (within shouting distance of this marker); Visitors Coming to Paducah (within shouting distance of this marker); Construction in the 1840s (within shouting distance of this marker); May 1913 Paducah Homecoming (within shouting distance of this marker); Paducah's Riverfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock and Dam 52 (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 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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