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Shenandoah in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Dorsey Brothers

 
 
The Dorsey Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James McCann, December 18, 2009
1. The Dorsey Brothers Marker
Inscription.  
Trombonist Tommy Dorsey (1905-56) & saxophonist Jimmy Dorsey (1904-57) were key figures of the "big band" era. Born within three miles of here, both grew up and began their musical careers in Shenandoah. Until 1935 the brothers performed together. They led separate orchestras during the next 18 years before being reunited. Frank Sinatra was a featured singer with Tommy's orchestra, 1940-42.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 40° 49.237′ N, 76° 12.067′ W. Marker is in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 924) and East Centre Street (Pennsylvania Route 54), on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Marker is at West end of KNBT Bank parking lot. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 N Main St, Shenandoah PA 17976, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Lithuania, USA (a few steps from this marker); Corporal Anthony P. Damato (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Michael's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Six ton piece of coal (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old White Church Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Frederick Löwenberg "Labenberg" (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shenandoah.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Dorsey Brothers - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Tommy Dorsey. Find a Grave website entry (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Jimmy Dorsey. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. MarkerQuest - The Dorsey Brothers. Further information about the lives and careers of the Dorseys. (Submitted on July 16, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey image. Click for full size.
via Keystone Rock Review, unknown
2. Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey
The Dorsey Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James McCann, May 28, 2010
3. The Dorsey Brothers Marker
Intersection of Main and Centre streets looking WNW from East Centre. Marker at right, below and to left of flag.
The Dorsey Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James McCann, May 28, 2010
4. The Dorsey Brothers Marker
Looking North on Main Street from SW corner of intersection of Main & Centre. Marker on right, below flag.
The Dorsey Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James McCann, May 28, 2010
5. The Dorsey Brothers Marker
Looking East on Centre Street across Main St. from Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2024. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2010, by James McCann of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,506 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 3, 2010, by James McCann of Laurel, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 3, 2024, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 3, 2010, by James McCann of Laurel, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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