Strawberry Capital of the World

Strawberry Capital of the World (HMXEV)

Location: Paducah, KY 42001 McCracken County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 5.344', W 88° 35.678'

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In the early 1940's, Paducah-McCracken County was known as the strawberry capital of the world. Schools excused students to pick berries. Entire families were involved in this agricultural event. Freight cars carried thousands of crates of berries were shipped from this region across the country. The climax of the season was the election of a Strawberry Queen and her royal court. They were featured in a grand parade on Broadway. Because of World War II, the final festival was celebrated in June 1941. (From 1939-1941 photographs)
Placed BySponsored by: The Paducah Bank
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 358276 N 4105942
Decimal Degrees37.08906667, -88.59463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 5.344', W 88° 35.678'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 5' 20.64" N, 88° 35' 40.68" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2613 N Water St, Paducah KY 42001, US
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