Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
On the Trail of Discovery
By George Lundeen
As Meriwether Lewis and William Clark wound their way westward, they encountered many indigenous people. The Native Americans portrayed here represent those who helped Lewis and Clark during their travels to the Pacific Ocean. The flag that the child is holding and the Thomas Jefferson medal were gifts given to those original people of America.
Taking artistic license, George Lundeen added Sacagawea coins to the ears of the Native American and Paducah to the map held by William Clark.
It is interesting to note that in 1803, Meriwether Lewis paid $20.00 for his Newfoundland dog, Seaman, but in 1827, William Clark paid only a $5.00 transfer fee for the land where Paducah and McCracken County now stand.
Funding for On the Trail of Discovery was provided by Bill and Meredith Schroeder, founders of the Museum of the American Quilter's Society.
Erected by Bill and Meredith Schroeder.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 37° 5.335′ N, 88° 35.799′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jefferson Street and North 2nd Street Touch for map. Located in front of the National Quilt Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); MAQS (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Hick's Hdqrs. (about 300 feet away); $5 Bought Paducah (about 500 feet away); Flanking the Statue of Chief Paduke (about 600 feet away); Hanks Bros and Jones Hardware (about 600 feet away); The Telephone System (about 600 feet away); Broadway, Paducah's Main Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 521 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.