Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois!

Iced Solid - Clear to Illinois! (HMX67)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.282', W 88° 35.64'

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Still recovering from the flood that was the worst disaster experienced in the United States up to that time, the new year, 1938, started with what many feared was a prelude to another debacle. At Paducah, the Ohio River froze solid. The riverfront quickly took on the look of a playground for Hans Brinker of legend. Citizens cautiously tested the ice. Seeing how deep the freeze penetrated, others followed. Finally, cars, bicycles, skates, and sober citizens made frolic. The public schools had been dismissed, and migrated toward the foot of Broadway. All barge traffic stopped at this bustling port, until the might Ohio thawed.
HM NumberHMX67
Placed BySponsored by McNational Inc., in business for over 100 years, and proud to be a part of the Paducah river industry
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358330 N 4105826
Decimal Degrees37.08803333, -88.59400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.282', W 88° 35.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 16.92" N, 88° 35' 38.40" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 S Water St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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