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Birthplace of Famed Song

 
 
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Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
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.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Δ𝚻Δ (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); Homestead Savings & Loan Association, F.A. (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albion.
 
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).
Birthplace of Famed Song Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
3. Birthplace of Famed Song Marker
Birthplace of Famed Song Marker image. Click for full size.
February 20, 2010
4. Birthplace of Famed Song Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 12, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.   2. submitted on February 20, 2010.   3. submitted on July 12, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.   4. submitted on February 20, 2010. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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