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Shenandoah in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Dorsey Brothers

 
 
The Dorsey Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By James McCann, December 18, 2009
1. The Dorsey Brothers Marker
Inscription. Trombonist Tommy Dorsey (1905-56) & saxophonist Jimmy Dorsey (1904-57) were key figures of the "big band" era. Born within three miles of here, both grew up and began their musical careers in Shenandoah. Until 1935 the brothers performed together. They led separate orchestras during the next 18 years before being reunited. Frank Sinatra was a featured singer with Tommy's orchestra, 1940-42.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 49.237′ N, 76° 12.067′ W. Marker is in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 924) and East Centre Street (Pennsylvania Route 54), on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at West end of KNBT Bank parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 N. Main St., Shenandoah PA 17976, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Lithuania, USA (a few steps from this marker); St. Michael's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Six ton piece of coal
The Dorsey Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By James McCann, May 28, 2010
2. The Dorsey Brothers Marker
Intersection of Main and Centre streets looking WNW from East Centre. Marker at right, below and to left of flag.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mahanoy Plane (approx. 2.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shenandoah.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Dorsey Brothers - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Tommy Dorsey at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Jimmy Dorsey at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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The Dorsey Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By James McCann, May 28, 2010
3. The Dorsey Brothers Marker
Looking North on Main Street from SW corner of intersection of Main & Centre. Marker on right, below flag.
The Dorsey Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By James McCann, May 28, 2010
4. The Dorsey Brothers Marker
Looking East on Centre Street across Main St. from Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James McCann of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by James McCann of Laurel, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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