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Albion in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of Famed Song

 
 
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February 20, 2010
1. Birthplace of Famed Song Marker
Inscription.  It was in the spring of 1911 that two freshmen at Albion College, Byron D. Stokes and F. Dudleigh Vernor, wrote the words and music for a song they called "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." The song made a hit with their fraternity brothers, and requests for copies came in from other chapters. Within a few years the melody and lyrics of "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi" had become familiar to people around the world.
 
Erected 1960 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 216.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 42° 14.655′ N, 84° 44.622′ W. Marker is in Albion, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker can be reached from Hannah Street. Marker is located on the campus of Albion College on the west side of the Kellogg Center (Samuel Dickie Hall). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albion MI 49224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Birthplace of Famed Song Marker. View of west side of Kellogg Center (Samuel Dickie Hall). image. Click for full size.
February 20, 2010
2. Birthplace of Famed Song Marker. View of west side of Kellogg Center (Samuel Dickie Hall).
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7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Observatory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albion College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of "Old Rugged Cross" (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mother's Day In Albion / Mother's Day (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gardner House Museum (approx. half a mile away); Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2010. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2010. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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