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Legendary Chief Paduke Statue


Legend has it that General William Clark who founded Paducah, named the city in honor of the "Padouca," a subtribe of the Chickasaw who lived and hunted in the area until the Jackson Purchase in 1818. This statue honors Paducah's Native American heritage and was sculpted by Lorado Taft in 1909 to combine features of various tribes. Now located in the median on Jefferson Street, follow this picturesque Paducah boulevard for more historical markers, memorials and monuments.

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