“Myths & Misconceptions about Paducah : Myths, Legends, Lore, Lies & Damnable Lies”

Posted on November 2, 2009. Filed under: library |

“Myths & Misconceptions about Paducah :  Myths, Legends, Lore, Lies & Damnable Lies” 

A presentation by

John E. L. Robertson

Author & Local Historian

During this talk Robertson will discuss fascinating and some perhaps controversial aspects of Paducah’s  history, including often debated Chief Paduke, internationally know “Speedie”, Pegleg Pete and the tales of the witches of Island Creek and the “eyes” on Poole Road. He will also take a look at unique persons and events that shaped Paducah’s rich history such as Paducah’s greatest contribution to professional baseball, evolution and the Scopes, a Paducahan who was honored with a fossil named for him and the landing of the SS New Orleans. Robertson is an avid local historian and author of several titles including : Paducah a Pictorial History, Paducah Frontier to the Atomic Age and the recent, Paducahans Famous and Not So Famous and Profiles of Past Paducahans, co-authored by the late Allan Rhodes Sr. In 2008, The Kentucky Historical Society honored Robertson with the Lifetime Contribution to Kentucky History Award. 

 November 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

In the Library Meeting Room

Contact Bobbie Wrinkle -270-442-2510 X 19 bwrinkle@mclib.net

All programs are free & open to the public.

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