FUN FACTS

Thomas Jefferson couldn’t balance his checkbook.

Thomas Jefferson couldn’t balance his checkbook. Perhaps that’s why he could never afford to visit his sister who lived near Paducah! He was a man of amazing brilliance and achievement. He was the author of the Declaration of Independence, and a foreign envoy for the newly created United States. Some

Read More »

Many Paducah ‘firsts’ make for interesting reading!

Many Paducah ‘firsts’ make for interesting reading! The first brick house was built in 1826. The first general store opened the same year, on the northeast corner of 1st and Broadway. The first board of health came along in 1833, the first theatre in 1834, and the first hospital in 1849.

Read More »

Tasty country hams

Tasty country hams were sold at Paducah’s 1850 Market House for just nine cents a pound. Coffee beans were freshly ground for customers at just 10 cents a pound, while you waited. The aroma of the coffee being ground was heavenly. Paducah was the site of many a coffee roasting and grinding enterprise. Bockman’s

Read More »

The historic Yopp House

The historic Yopp House, built in 1926 for Martin J Yopp, is a beautiful Colonial Revival structure on Lone Oak Road just past Whitehaven, on Hwy 45. The two story brick structure with soaring white porch columns was designed by Paducah architect Tandy Smith. Smith also remodeled Kenmil Place, a neighboring home,

Read More »

Do you remember these childhood toys from the 1960s?

Do you remember these childhood toys from the 1960s? A popular toy was the Viewmaster, which with the  slide of your index finger on a button tab, enabled you to see in full color, three dimension images! The circular cards were inserted in the top of the Viewmaster, and the small film images

Read More »