Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
A pioneer in black entertainment, he was one of the best-known and highest-paid performers of early ragtime era. He starred in major minstrels, vaudeville, and musical comedy. In 1898, Hogan had the starring role in the first black show to play in major Broadway theatre. He died on May 20, 1909 and is buried in the Mt. Moriah cemetery.
Erected 2008 by Skip Bond & The Fugitives, Kentucky Department of Highways, Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 2282.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 36° 59.987′ N, 86° 26.24′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker is on 401 Kentucky Street (U.S. 68), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Louisville & Nashville Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); A Civil War Defense Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Ora Porter (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defending the L&N Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shake Rag (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Civil War in Bowling Green (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Limestone Bluffs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bowling Green & Warren County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
Also see . . . Ernest Hogan, Ragtime Originator - Health Bytes. (Submitted on January 13, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Chad Comer of Gamaliel, Kentucky. 2. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.