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

Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois!

 
 
Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! Marker
Inscription.  Still recovering from the flood that was the worst disaster experienced in the United States up to that time, the new year, 1938, started with what many feared was a prelude to another debacle. At Paducah, the Ohio River froze solid. The riverfront quickly took on the look of a playground for Hans Brinker of legend. Citizens cautiously tested the ice. Seeing how deep the freeze penetrated, others followed. Finally, cars, bicycles, skates, and sober citizens made frolic. The public schools had been dismissed, and migrated toward the foot of Broadway. All barge traffic stopped at this bustling port, until the might Ohio thawed.
 
Erected by Sponsored by McNational Inc., in business for over 100 years, and proud to be a part of the Paducah river industry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 37° 5.282′ N, 88° 35.64′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on South Water Street. Between first courthouse and Marine Ways. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah KY 42001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First County Seat - Braxton Small (here, next to this marker); Marine Ways (here, next to this marker); Chickasaw Tribe in Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Visitors Coming to Paducah (a few steps from this marker); Historic River Front (a few steps from this marker); Woodland and Mississippian Indians (a few steps from this marker); May 1913 Paducah Homecoming (a few steps from this marker); Paleo and Archaic Indians (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! Marker
Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
3. Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 170 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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