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Bellefonte in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Mills Brothers

 
 
The Mills Brothers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Carolyn Martienssen, March 9, 2015
1. The Mills Brothers Marker
Inscription. Grandfather, William H. Mills, a local Jubilee Singer, had a barber shop here, 1871-1931. Father, John H., went to Ohio. Four sons, born there, formed first vocal group to overcome racial barriers, gaining a mass audience. Father was its bass, 1936-56; group endured, 1925-81.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 54.71′ N, 77° 46.744′ W. Marker is in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on High Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellefonte PA 16823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anna Wagner Keichline (within shouting distance of this marker); Bellefonte (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centre County (about 400 feet away); Centre County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Andrew G. Curtin (about 400 feet away); Bellefonte Governors Memorial (about 600 feet away); Lucinda Hall (about 800 feet away); James A. "Billboard" Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bellefonte.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Mills Brothers Markers
 
Also see . . .
The Mills Brothers Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. The Mills Brothers Marker

1. The Mills Brothers. Official site for the group. (Submitted on June 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Tiger Rag. One of the groups most remembered releases. Audio-visual hosted at YouTube. (Submitted on June 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. The Mills Brothers. Wikipedia article. (Submitted on June 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Donald Mills at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
5. Herbert Mills at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
6. Harry F. Mills at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
7. John Mills, Jr. at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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