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

"Duke of Paducah"

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. "Duke of Paducah' Marker
Inscription.  Irving Shrewsbury Cobb, 1876-1944.
One of Paducah's famous sons. "A first~class humorist from a conversational gesture to a book wit who made all the world laugh with him." Author of more than sixty books, short story writer, recipient of O'Henry Award, movie actor, lecturer. Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, France 1918. Presented 1965 by Paducah Rotary Club.
 
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 795.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 37° 5.129′ N, 88° 36.057′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Broadway Street east of North 7th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 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. 8th U.S. Heavy Artillery (Colored) (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. "Duke of Paducah' Marker
Marker in front of Innovations brandinghouse at 612 Broadway St Paducah, Ky
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St. Francis de Sales (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway Methodist (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guthrie Building (about 400 feet away); Site of Col. Stephen G. Hicks Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Barkley's Law Office (about 400 feet away); Tilghman Home (about 400 feet away); Paducah Pictorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Also see . . .  Irving Shrewsbury Cobb - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 22, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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