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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.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
1. American Red Cross Marker
Inscription.
Side A
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.

Side B
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.)
 
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

American Red Cross Marker Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 14, 2011
2. American Red Cross Marker Reverse
distance of this marker. Barkley's Law Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Irvin S. Cobb Said: / Alben W. Barkley Said: (about 500 feet away); Dr. Reuben Saunders (about 500 feet away); Col. Hick's Hdqrs. (about 600 feet away); Hanks Bros and Jones Hardware (about 700 feet away); 8th U.S. Heavy Artillery (Colored) (about 700 feet away); MAQS (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paducah.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
American Red Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
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 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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