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Celeste in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Birthplace of Mack Harrell

 
 
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Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, January 2, 2021
1. Birthplace of Mack Harrell Marker
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Born here on October 8, 1909, Mack Harrell received early training as a violinist. He later studied the instrument at Oklahoma City University, where he changed direction to pursue his baritone singing talent. After attending the Juilliard School of Music, he began a professional opera career and performed with the Metropolitan Opera. In 1945 he joined the voice faculty at Juilliard, and was later administrator of the Aspen Music Festival and voice professor at Southern Methodist University. A world renowned artist, Harrell died in Dallas on January 29, 1960.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7800.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 1960.
 
Location. 33° 17.679′ N, 96° 12.051′ W. Marker is in Celeste, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is at the intersection of West Sanger Street and 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Sanger Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Celeste TX 75423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Audie Murphy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kingston Baptist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Harrell Camp Ground (approx. 3.9 miles away); Birthplace of Audie Murphy (approx. 4.7 miles away); White Rock Community (approx. 5.1 miles away); White Rock Methodist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); White Rock Baptist Church (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old National Road Crossing (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Celeste.
 
Birthplace of Mack Harrell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, January 2, 2021
2. Birthplace of Mack Harrell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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