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

American Red Cross

 
 
American Red Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, May 1, 2021
1. American Red Cross Marker
Inscription.  

McCracken County Chapter chartered May 14, 1917. Organized by Mrs. A.R. Meyers, with W. F. Paxton as first Chairman. Initial WWI fund drive raised $42,000. During great Ohio Valley Flood of 1937 carried on an amazing evacuation and relief program. WW II fund campaigns raised $164,530. Serving McCracken County over fifty years. Marker in memory of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Wilson Sr.

Red Cross Serves McCracken County
Flood 1929 $3,021
Drought 1929~31 $12,851
Flood 1936 $812
Flood 1937 $1,189,141
Tornado 1938 $2,061
Flood 1939 $751
Fire 1939 $979
Flood 1945 $865
Flood 1950 $7,281
Flood 1963 $4,590
 
Erected 1967 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1107.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1808.
 
Location. 37° 5.226′ N, 88° 35.816′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in
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McCracken County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street and 3rd Street (Business U.S. 60), on the right when traveling east on Broadway Street. Marker in front of old Peoples National Bank building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Broadway St, 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. Dr. Reuben Saunders (a few steps from this marker); Irvin S. Cobb Said: / Alben W. Barkley Said: (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Hicks' Hdqrs. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hank Bros and Jones Hardware (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gunsmith Ferd Hummel (about 400 feet away); $5 Bought Paducah (about 400 feet away); General William Clark Public Market (about 400 feet away); Clara Barton's Visit (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
American Red Cross Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, May 1, 2021
2. American Red Cross Marker Reverse
American Red Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. American Red Cross Marker
In front of People's First National Bank and Trust Company Building 300 Broadway St. Paducah, Ky
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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