Railroad Station: Union Depot, Brown and Caldwell Aves., 2 m. from downtown section, for Illinois Central R.R.; Chicago. Burlington and Quincy R.R.; Gulf, Mobile and Northern R.R.; Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis R.R.; Paducah and Illinois R.R.
Bus Stations: 220 S. 5th St. for Greyhound, C. Ray, and Ohio Lines; Broadway and 2nd St. for Cardinal and Mohawk Lines; Arcade Bldg., 5th and Broadway, for Southern Limited Line; 4th St. and Kentucky Ave., for Chaudoin Bus Lines.
Airport: Cairo Rd. 4 m. W.; no scheduled service.
Street Buses: Fare 5¢.
Taxis: 25¢ and upward; $2 per hour.
Traffic Regulations: Right turn on red light. Parking restrictions indicated by signs.
Accommodations: Eight hotels, three for Negroes; tourist camps 4 m. south on US 68 and 5 m. W. on US 60.
Information Service: Irvin Cobb Hotel, Broadway and 6th St.
Radio Station: WPAD ( 1420 kc.).
Motion Picture Houses: Three.
Swimming: Noble Park, Park Ave. and 28th St., adm. to pool 25¢.
Golf: Noble Park Municipal course, Park Ave. and 28th St., 9 holes, greens fee 15¢; Lakeview Country Club, 4 m. S. on Lovelaceville Rd., 18 holes, greens fee 50¢.
Tennis: Municipal courts in Noble Park, entrance 28th St. and Park Ave.
Annual Events: Strawberry Festival, movable date varying with crop season, usually early in June.
PADUCAH (326 alt., 33,541 pop.) is the seat of McCracken County, and the most consequential port and distributing center for the extreme western section of Kentucky. It lies on the flood plain of the Ohio River at the point where the Tennessee, pouring down from the Southern Highlands, joins the larger stream before it goes on fifty miles to the Mississippi. Cypress and sycamore trees thrive in the low, moist land, giving Paducah the appearance of an Old World town surrounded by rivers and trees.
The city is laid out in a rectangular plan, its streets running parallel to and at right angles with shorelines of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Numbered streets, parallel with the river, begin at the waterfront with 1st Street. Except for Broadway and three streets named for Kentucky and neighboring States, the rest, for the most part, honor Presidents and statesmen.
Paducah seems on first sight to be peaceful and unhurried; actually it is a rather busy place. The waterfront, built up for utility rather than beauty, is still active in a modest way. Paducah pioneers discovered very early that in winter the mouth of the Tennessee River was usually free of ice because of its warm waters from the south, and