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New Franklin in Howard County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

“Missouri Waltz”

by Lee Edgar “Jelly” Settle

 
 
"Missouri Waltz" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2011
1. "Missouri Waltz" Marker
Inscription.
Lee Edgar Settle was born in New Franklin MO, on July 20, 1882, the son of J. M. and Laura (Van Aradale) Settle at xxxx S. Howard Street. Edgar Settle was a natural piano player and began playing at the age of five or six years [balance illegible].

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Frederick Knight Logan, a composer and arranger[?], procured the rights to the tune from Eppel and paid for the printing and publishing of the first 1,000 copies of sheet music. By 1940, about six million copies of the sheet music had been sold and became the second most popular sheet music seller for many years. Settle was given official credit for composing the tune.

On June 30, 1949, the Missouri State Legislature declared "The Missouri Waltz" as the official State Song. Lee Edgar "Jelly" Settle died on February 4, 1949, and is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at New Franklin, never knowing his original tune became the State Song of Missouri. The South Howard County Historical Society erected a stone monument at his unmarked grave site in 1992.

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[The New Franklin Viaduct text on the marker is essentially illegible]
 
Erected by South Howard County Historical
"Missouri Waltz" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2011
2. "Missouri Waltz" Marker
Society.
 
Location. 39° 1.035′ N, 92° 44.183′ W. Marker is in New Franklin, Missouri, in Howard County. Marker is on Broadway, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 East Broadway, New Franklin MO 65274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad (here, next to this marker); Franklin and New Franklin (here, next to this marker); End of Boone's Lick Trail (here, next to this marker); City of Trails (here, next to this marker); Franklin (here, next to this marker); Santa Fe Trail Marker (a few steps from this marker); KATY Caboose #127 (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Franklin.
 
More about this marker. The marker quality has degraded over time.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Missouri Waltz". (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Missouri Waltz". (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. "Missouri Waltz" Recording. (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Did Harry Truman Like the "Missouri Waltz"?. (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. J. Edgar Settle's Grave Site. (Submitted on September 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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