Paducah is located at the convergence of the Ohio & Tennessee Rivers. Some days, standing along the water, you can see the difference between the two - the Ohio is usually muddier & is closer to IL than the Tennessee.
|the Tennessee is in the foreground while the muddy bit by those IL trees is the Ohio|
Paducah itself was founded by William Clark, Of Lewis & Clark, back in 1827 which is why we have statues of L&C, dog Seaman and Native Americans on the grounds of the museum. The statues are a visual link to the history of the city and the region. Here you can see said statues during the snowy day last week!