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Found Photos: Memories Eight Decades In The Making

2016 May/June

They sat, tucked away in a box of dusty memories, patiently awaiting their moment. The photo negatives enjoyed life last in the camera of Richard Bobo. Filed carefully in an envelope, they remained hidden for nearly 80 years, unclaimed recollections of a bygone era.

 

Thinking Tiny, Living Large

2016 May/June

"Creature comfort goals, they only numb my soul and make it hard for me to see. My thoughts all seem to stray to places far away. I need a change of scenery." The Monkees song, Pleasant Valley Sunday, penned by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, questioned the values of suburban, American life, rethinking the mid-1960s notion of what it meant to be successful.

Turning Trades

2016 May/June

Darla Baker has a hard time seeing herself as an artist.

 

"I was in the corporate world and worked so hard for so long," she says. "I was a petroleum landman. We're talking about a completely different thing from what I'd call an artist. I was out there negotiating leases and contracts to get oil wells drilled. I am so Type A."

 

Bringing It On Home

2016 May/June

The Revival Of A Paducah Baseball Tradition

 

Coast to coast, the American landscape is dotted with baseball diamonds. From the historic parks of the Major Leagues to community fields tucked away in the smallest of towns, the ball field is the quintessential, backyard playground of our nation.

 

Stand-Up Folks

2016 March/April

A Discusssion With Paducah's New Comedians

 

Carl Cook's Paducah - Reviving Lost Art

2016 March/April

Carl Cook never set out to be an artist. Born in 1905 in Paragould, Arkansas, he moved to Illinois with his parents where he graduated high school and earned a Bachelor of Education from Illinois State University.

 

Off To See The Wizard! Ozzie Smith Visits Paducah

2016 March/April

A City, A Celebration

2016 March/April

The mid-1950s were a time of great progress. Music burst forth in a new movement known as rock-n-roll. Televisions, along with a host of time-saving appliances, became commonplace in many households. The first artificial satellites went into orbit as we broke across the cusp of space exploration.

 

Coming to Paducah: The Cosmic Ballet

2016 January/February

It's an event that has been in the works since the beginning of time. On August 21, 2017, the earth, moon, and sun will align in perfect unison to create a dazzling display of solar and planetary prowess.

 

Finding Home

2016 January/February

Brothers Jim and Tom DeCillis spent most of their lives as nomadic businessmen. Both worked within the energy industry, managing construction of new facilities in the oil/gas sector. Separately, they globetrotted to every continent.

 

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