history: Notable residents of Paducah, KY - 06/25/08 05:33 PM
Notable residents of Paducah, KYPaducah was the birthplace or residence of the following notable people:
Vice President Alben W. Barkley spent much of his life in Paducah, and has a lake, an airport and other landmarks named after him in the area. His historic home, Angles, is a private residence. One can visit Whitehaven, a mansion-turned-welcome-center off Interstate 24, where some of his memorabilia is displayed. Julian Carroll, Governor of Kentucky from 1974 to 1979 Steven Curtis Chapman, contemporary Christian music star Irvin S. Cobb, humorist Russ Cochran, PGA Tour golfer Steve Finley, a longtime (and current) Major League Baseball player, … (0 comments)

history: History of Paducah (Part 1 of 2) - 06/25/08 05:26 PM
History (Part 1 of 2)
The story of Pekin (Paducah) Downtown PaducahPaducah, originally called Pekin, began around 1815 as a mixed community of Native Americans and white settlers who were attracted by its location at the confluence of many waterways.
According to legend, Chief Paduke, most likely a Chickasaw, welcomed the people traveling down the Ohio and Tennessee on flatboats. His wigwam, located on a low bluff at the mouth of Island Creek, served as the counsel lodge for his village. The settlers, appreciative of his hospitality, and respectful of his ways, settled across the creek.
The two communities lived in harmony … (0 comments)

 

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