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The marker reads: "AMERICAN RED CROSS -- McCracken County Chapter chartered May 14, 1917. Organized by Mrs. A.R. Meyers, with W. F. Paxton as first chairman. Initial WW I fund drive raised $42,000. During great Ohio Valley Flood of 1937 carried on an amazing evacuation and relief program. WW II fund campaigns raised $164,530. Serving McCracken County over fifty years. Marker in memory of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Wilson. Sr. 1967 KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS 1107" Top of sign: Seal of Kentucky: Commonwealth of Kentucky United We Stand Divided We Fall

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37 deg 5' 12.41", 88 deg 35' 46.79"

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Historic markers; McCracken County (Ky.); Paducah (Ky.)


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