American Red Cross
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
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 5.207′ N, 88° 35.895′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker in front of old Peoples National Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Broadway St, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Categories. • Charity & Public Work •
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