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Tyrone in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fred Waring

(1900-1984)

 
 
Fred Waring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2012
1. Fred Waring Marker
Inscription.  World-renowned choral arranger and band leader, Waring was born and raised in Tyrone. In 1919, while attending Penn State, he started “Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians,” a popular musical group that entertained for seven decades on stage, screen, radio, and TV.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 40.294′ N, 78° 14.249′ W. Marker is in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is at the intersection of 11th Street (Pennsylvania Route 453) and Pennsylvania Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tyrone PA 16686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Former Historic City Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Building (about 400 feet away); "The Big Spring" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nearby Was the Birthplace of Fred Waring
Fred Waring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 9, 2012
2. Fred Waring Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tyrone and Vicinity World War II Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tyrone and Vicinity World War I Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tyrone Division of the Pennsylvania System World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyrone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fred Waring at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fred Waring - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Entertainment
 

More. Search the internet for Fred Waring.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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