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Homer in Cortland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

David Harum

 
 
David Harum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 9, 2020
1. David Harum Marker
Inscription.  
Home of legendary folk character from 1898 novel & 1934 Will Rogers movie. Based on David Hannum who lived here 1867-1892.
 
Erected 2019 by New York Folklore, William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 50.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore Series series list.
 
Location. 42° 38.017′ N, 76° 10.741′ W. Marker is in Homer, New York, in Cortland County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (New York State Route 41) and Hannum Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 S Main St, Homer NY 13077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace Of Andrew Dickson White (within shouting distance of this marker); William Osborn Stoddard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Hannum (about 600 feet away); Homer Village Green (about 600 feet away);
David Hannum Home image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 9, 2020
2. David Hannum Home
Barber Block (approx. ¼ mile away); Childhood Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Glenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Glenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homer.
 
Regarding David Harum. David Harum was the title character in a book written by Edward Westcott in 1898. Harum was a morally permissive small-town banker and horse-trader that defied the traditional image of a small town banker of the period. He also created an image of horse traders similar to our notion of a used car salesman. A common quote from the book is Harum’s Golden Rule, “Do unto the other feller the way he'd like to do unto you, an' do it fust.”
 
Also see . . .  David Harum (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 10, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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