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West Kentucky Wanderings: Fredonia Kentucky

2012 Nov/Dec Edition

We are posting this edition of West Kentucky Wanderings with heavy hearts for the people of Fredonia. The Blair-Wilson School, a symbol of the sense of preservation held by the town of Fredonia, burned overnight. May the sense of community, the value of the past, and the hopes of a bright future continue to uplift all those who put so much work into the retoration of Blair-Wilson.

Leaving a Legacy at the Library!

2012 Sept/Oct Edition

The staff at the magazine you are holding in your hands is very excited about a new archival project at the McCracken County Library . . . that involved PADUCAH LIFE Magazine!

 

When General Grant Expelled the Jews

2012 Nov/Dec Edition

From the Lloyd Tilghman House to the Floodwall Mural, much of Paducah’s Civil War history is well-known. However, there is one notorious historical footnote from Paducah’s Civil War past that many may not be aware of.

 

The USS Paducah: From Sea to Shore to War

2012 Nov/Dec Edition

As the 20th century neared, the United States was on the verge of becoming a major naval power.  Included in the naval build-up was the Dubuque class of gunboats, the second of which was the USS Paducah.

 

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