Tyrone in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Nearby Was the Birthplace of Fred Waring
The "First" Pennsylvanians' Orchestra was formed by Tom Waring, Poley McClintock, Freddie Buck, and Fred—all Tyrone boys—and their fame spread throughout the world.
About Fred it has been said: "He has been reorganized as
The man who taught America how to sing."
Dedicated October 4, 1983, to affirm the high esteem with which this community regards Fred Waring.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is October 4, 1983.
Location. 40° 40.524′ N, 78° 14.42′ W. Marker is in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue south of West Cottage Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1310 Lincoln Avenue, Tyrone PA 16686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Tyrone Division of the Pennsylvania System World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Civil War (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Korean War (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Vietnam (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyrone.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.