Osage in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
From the beginning of the coal boom and earlier, Scott's Run has had a music heritage. Entertainment was banjo, guitar and gospel music to soothe the soul. The FSA photographers of the 30s documented a moment in this time. Our own Al Anderson brought Rock and Roll music to Osage with his singing in The Fabians and The Dominoes, starting in 1959 and never stopping.
Music and dance go together. The Bunny Hop at the end of this row brought dancers to Osage in the 50s and 60s. When he was 17, Ellie Mannette invented the steel drum in Trinidad. He made West Virginia home for his factory in the WVU World Music Center in the 70s, and in 2009 he brought it to the community of Osage. In 2014, Chris Haddox wrote two folks songs that tell the story of the area, and were recorded on the Songs and Stories of Scott's Run CD in 2016.
Eugene Wayman Jones was the dynamic music director at Monongalia High School in the 30s. He organized an a capella choir that sang for community events and churches all over the area, DC, NJ, and NYC. Sarah Little was one of the choir members when the group was invited to sing for President Franklin
Erected by Scott's Run Museum & Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
Location. 39° 39.542′ N, 80° 0.477′ W. Marker is in Osage, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Scotts Run Road (County Road 19/25) just north of Number Three Hill Road (County Road 19/26), on the right when traveling north. The marker is a short walk south of the Scotts Run Museum on the front of Mannette Musical Instruments store. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 452 Scotts Run Road, Morgantown WV 26501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. They Counted (a few steps from this marker); Eleanor Roosevelt (a few steps from this marker); Scott's Run Railway Co. (a few steps from this marker); Christopher No. 3 Mine Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Bunny Hop (within shouting distance of this marker); Osage Spot (within shouting distance of this marker); Scotts Run / The First Shack (approx. ¾ mile away); Scott’s Run Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osage.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.