Paducah’s Giant Indian Sculpture ‘Wacinton’ Honors Chickasaw

Oct 6, 2017 - Wacinton carving and Indian statue in Honor of Chickasaw Indians, Noble Park, Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Paducah’s Giant Indian Sculpture ‘Wacinton’ Honors Chickasaw
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PADUCAH, KY – Wacinton is the name of the giant Indian statue that sits along Park Avenue in Noble Park next to the tennis courts in Paducah, KY.

Wacinton means “to have understanding.” It was hand-carved in 1985 by Peter “Wolf” Toth from a local 56,000 pound red oak.

A  plate at the site reads:

Hand chiseled from a local 56,000 pound Red Oak to honor the Chickasaw Indians who lived and hunted in this area until the Jackson Purchase, 1818.

By Sculptor Peter “Wolf” Toth
Dedicated May 26, 1985 to the City of Paducah and the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Mayor Joe Viterisi
Commissioners
P.J. Grumley – Harold Ford – Robert Coleman – Hal Cole

more sources:
♦ paducahky.gov/monuments-and-memorials
mclib.net/blogs/history/?p=222

The Mellow Mushroom, Paducah, KY

Oct 2, 2017 - Mellow Mushroom restaurant and Ice Cream Factory inside Historic Coca Cola Bottling Plant, Paducah KY/photonews247.com
The Mellow Mushroom, Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – The Mellow Mushroom is a pizza chain decorated with local art inside the former Coca Cola Bottling plant at the corner of Broadway Street and Lone Oak Road.

HOURS
Monday-Thursday (10:30 AM – 11:00 PM)
Friday-Saturday (10:30 AM – 12:00 AM)
Sunday (10:30 AM – 10:00 PM)

Mellow Mushroom
3121 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 216-4050
menu: mellowmushroom.com/paducah
map: google.com/maps

 

 

Queen of the Mississippi, Downtown Paducah, KY

Aug 14, 2017 - The Queen of the Mississippi riverboat docked on Ohio Riverfront in Downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Queen of the Mississippi, Downtown Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – The Queen of the Mississippi is a 150-passenger riverboat cruiseliner that docks at the Port of Paducah at the foot of Broadway Street in beautiful downtown Paducah, KY.

While docked tourist are cordially greeted by Paducah Ambassadors (dressed in red) answering any questions they may have about the Norman-Rockwell-like town of Paducah.

The Queen of the Mississippi was built by the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Company for American Cruise Lines. It’s an authentic paddlewheeler with a length of 295 feet weighs 2700 tons.

see Port of Paducah’s  riverboat docking schedule at paducah.travel/event/this-month
for more information call 1.800.PADUCAH

River Discovery Center Museum, Paducah, KY

May 28, 2017 - River Discovery Center with ghost ad for Mail Pouch chewing tobacco by Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company/photonews247.com
River Discovery Center Museum, Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – River Discovery Center is a history museum with a strong focus on the four rivers that meet in the region located at 117 S. Water Street in Paducah, KY.

The River Center is a private and non-profit organization in an historic building with an old faded out advertisement on the outside by Block Brothers Co. featuring Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco.

PRICES:
Adults: $8.00
Seniors (60 and up) $7.00
Children (under age 12) $5.00
Call for Group Rates

HOURS:
Monday-Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday (April – November) 1:00-5:00 pm

River Discovery Center
117 S Water St, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 575-9958
site: riverdiscoverycenter.org
directions: google.com/maps

The Carson Center, Paducah, KY

May 21, 2017 - The Carson Center concert hall, Downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
The Carson Center, Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center is a  non-profit multi-use building for concerts, live theatre, events and more located at 100 Kentucky Avenue in downtown Paducah, KY.

The main concert hall/theatre seats 1806 people. And with the farthest seat being only 112 feet from the stage, there’s no bad seat in the house.

Check bands and events coming to Carson Center at: thecarsoncenter.org

Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center
100 Kentucky Ave, Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 450-4444
site: thecarsoncenter.org
directions: google.com/maps

Three photos below were taken from Carson Center’s 2nd-floor patio overlooking downtown Paducah.

 

Paducah Railroad Museum

April 6, 2017 - Train Simulator Paducah Railroad Museum/photonews247.com
Paducah Railroad Museum
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PADUCAH, KY – Paducah Railroad Museum features a train simulator, steam engine artifacts, salvaged railroad antiquities, historic photos and much more located at the corner of Washington Street and Marine Way in beautiful downtown Paducah, KY.

HOURS
Wed – Fri (12pm – 4pm)
Sat (10am – 4pm)

COST
Adults $5.00
Children $2.00

Paducah Railroad Museum
200 Washington Street
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 908-6451
site: paducahrr.org
social: facebook.com/Paducah-Railroad-Museum
directions: google.com/maps

Market House Theatre, Paducah, KY

May 21, 2017 - Market House Theater in historic downtown Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Market House Theatre, Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – The Market House, built in 1905, provides the community with a rich cultural center that houses an art gallery, an event center, a museum and a performing arts theater located in the heart of downtown Paducah.

Up until the 1960s, the Market building was a bustling plaza filled with local produce vendors and various merchants selling their goods.

Today the building continues to be a local icon and landmark nestled across the street from many locally owned businesses that include gems like Kirchhoff’s Bakery & Deli that opened in the 1800s, a family owned shop now in its 5th generation.

Curls & Cream featuring rolled ice cream opened on July 1, 2017 just down the street on Market Square.

The Market House (built in 1905)
Builder: George Katterjohn
Architect: W.L. Brainerd.

Market House Theatre
132 Market House Square
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 444-6828
site: markethousetheatre.org
directions: google.com/maps

Carnegie Library Memorial, Paducah, KY

April 29, 2017 - Water fountain on Jefferson Street between 24th and 25th, Paducah, KY/photonews247.com
Carnegie Library Memorial, Paducah, KY
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PADUCAH, KY – The Carnegie Library Memorial with a sculpture of Oscar Turner sits in the median at the 2400 block of Jefferson Street between N. 24th  and N. 25th Streets in Paducah, KY.

1915: Originally the memorial was erected by Billy Turner Abram in 1915 located in front of Carnegie Library at 9th & Broadway. It was dedicated in memory of her father, Oscar Turner, a First District Congressman.

1970: The Carnegie Library burnt to the ground in 1970 while the memorial was put in storage.

1994: The memorial was rebuilt at the current location in 1994 through the efforts of Walter L. Beasley, Jr., Gus E. Hank III, H. Eugene Katterjohn, Jr.

Read more about the Carnegie Library Memorial  in the 7th article down from the top at: paducahky.gov/monuments-and-memorials