The marker reads: "HISTORIC RIVER FRONT Here Capt. Nicholas Roosevelt's New Orleans made port, 1811. First steamer to ply the rivers from Pittsburgh to New Orleans. In 1861 Union troops under Gen. U.S. Grant landed here to occupy Paducah for duration of the war. Clara Barton arrived, 1884, on "Josh V. Throop" during American Red Cross' first major flood relief operation. Over Marker presented by Downtown Paducah Kiwanis Club 1967 KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS 1065" Top of sign: Seal of Kentucky: Commonwealth of Kentucky United We Stand Divided We Fall
37 deg 5' 17.15", 88 deg 35' 38.02"
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Paducah, KY; Historic markers; McCracken County (Ky.); Paducah (Ky.); Historic districts