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Mount Airy in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Donna Fargo

 
 
Donna Fargo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes Tidwell, October 23, 2021
1. Donna Fargo Marker
Inscription.  Donna Fargo is a County Music Singer-Songwriter best known for her 1970s self-penned hist "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" and "Funny Face". She became the first woman in country music history to sell a million records back-to-back. After four of her singles also achieved pop success, major hits and awards followed, including a Grammy. Growing up in Mount Airy she was known as Yvonne Vaughn but changed her name in 1972 when her musical career began. Daughter of Ada and Ramey Vaughn, Donna is proud to call Mount Airy her hometown.
 
Erected 2018.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen.
 
Location. 36° 30.089′ N, 80° 36.526′ W. Marker is in Mount Airy, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of West Oak Street and North Main Street, on the left when traveling west on West Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 W Oak St, Mount Airy NC 27030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ralph Epperson (here, next to this marker); Floyd Eugene "Flip" Rees
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(here, next to this marker); Fred Cockerham (here, next to this marker); The Mill Worker (here, next to this marker); Tommy Jarrell (here, next to this marker); The Whittling Wall (a few steps from this marker); The Whittler (a few steps from this marker); Leonidas Harold "L.H." Jones (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Airy.
 
Donna Fargo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes Tidwell, October 23, 2021
2. Donna Fargo Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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