Datebook: April 26 - Frederick Law Olmsted Turns 190

Apr 26, 2012

Frederick Law Olmsted was born on April 26, 1822 (and died August 28, 1903). He's popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. His legacy of design includes Central Park in New York City, the Buffalo park system in New York, Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls, the Emerald Necklaces in Boston and Rochester, the Grand Necklace in Milwaukee, Cherokee Park and the park system for Louisville, America's first wading pool in Massachusetts, Chicago's parks for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, landscaping around the Capitol Building in D.C. and many, many others. His friend Daniel Burnham said, "An artist, he paints with lakes and wooden slopes; with lawns and banks and forests and covered hills, with mountain sides and ocean views."

It’s Thursday, April 26

The Humane Society of Marshall County will hold their annual Spring Yard Sale on Saturday morning.  The event also features concessions, a bake sale, and a booth by the Little Shop of Collars.  The sale will start at 7:30 at the society’s facility.  For more information, call 270-354-8738.

The Lone Oak High School Big Band will give a free concert tomorrow evening at 6:30.  The outdoor concert will be at Dolly McNutt Plaza, located by the McCracken County Public Library and Paducah’s City Hall.

There’s an Arbor Walk on Saturday morning at Noble Park.  The free event celebrates Arbor Day with a 1.2 mile walk along the Greenway Trail.  Look for specific trees along the way and receive Arbor Day goodie bags at the end of the walk.  Participants should meet at the Arts and Crafts Building next to the trail entrance at 10AM.  Learn more at

See community event details at  Thanks for listening.