Alben William Barkley (1877~1956)Elected McCracken County Attorney, County Judge, U.S. Representative, and U.S. Senator, Barkley served Harry Truman as Vice-President and was known as the "Veep". He was re-elected to the U.S. Senate in 1955. Barkley coined the term "New Deal" when he assisted Franklin D. Roosevelt in the reform of social programs.
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (1876 - 1944)Known as the first "Duke of Paducah," Cobb became a world-class war correspondent, humorist, writer, movie actor, and radio host. Cobb defended the rights of World War I black soldiers and opposed the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920's. His Old Judge Priest stories and Paducah Plantation radio show received national acclaim. Cobb published more than 64 books.
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This Horse Drinking Fountain was presented to the City of Paducah in 1907 by the National Humane society, founded by Harmon Lee Ensign. Fountains like this were presented to cities throughout the United States. Frederick Tilghman, son of General Lloyd Tilghman and Vice-President of the Society, requested one of the fountains for Paducah. The two-ton fountain, made of polished Maine granite, provided purified city water to houses and dogs on Broadway at Tenth Street. The Fountain lost its practical value as automobiles replaced horses.
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