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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
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); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I 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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 427 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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