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Terre Haute in Vigo County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Birthplace of Paul Dresser

1859 - 1906

 
 
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By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
1. Birthplace of Paul Dresser Marker
Inscription. Composer of Indiana State Song, "On the Banks of the Wabash," and other songs popular in the Gay Nineties. His famous brother, Theodore Dreiser, wrote An American Tragedy and other novels.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 84.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.393′ N, 87° 25.025′ W. Marker is in Terre Haute, Indiana, in Vigo County. Marker is at the intersection of Dresser Drive and South First Street, on the right when traveling west on Dresser Drive. Touch for map. Farrington Street becomes Dresser Drive at South First Street. Marker is in this post office area: Terre Haute IN 47801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wea Tribe at Terre Haute (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (approx. 0.6 miles away); Korean War Memorial - - Vigo County Indiana (approx. 0.7 miles away); Operation Iraqi Freedom - War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Medal of Honor Recipient (approx.
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By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
2. Birthplace of Paul Dresser
0.7 miles away); Claude L. Herbert (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War II War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War I War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Terre Haute.
 
Also see . . .
1. Paul Dresser. Song Writers Hall of Fame. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. (PDF) Marker Text Review Report, 3/21/2013. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
3. On the Banks of the Wabash, by Paul Dresser. from a 1913 American Quartet 78 rpm record.(Internet Archive) (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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Birthplace of Paul Dresser Marker under Tree. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, July 6, 2008
3. Birthplace of Paul Dresser Marker under Tree.
Paul Dresser image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Paul Dresser
This image of Paul Dresser appeared in a variety of newspapers in 1905 in an advertisement for Doan’s Pills.
On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away.<br>Song an Chorus by Paul Dresser image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
5. On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away.
Song an Chorus by Paul Dresser
By Howley, Haviland & Company; GFDL'ed modifications by Papa Lima Whiskey - Paul Dresser. (1897) On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away. Howley, Haviland & Company, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9959572.
Theodore Dreiser image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
6. Theodore Dreiser
This portrait of the Paul Dresser's brother, author Theodore Dreiser, appeared in Contemporary Portraits by Frank Harris in 1919. Paul Dresser was born Johann Paul Dreiser Jr. He changed his name to “Paul Dresser” when he was 22.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,420 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   4, 5, 6. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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