Vernon Dalhart

Vernon Dalhart (HM295H)

Location: Jefferson, TX 75657 Marion County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 45.374', W 94° 20.707'

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(April 6, 1881 - September 15, 1948)

Born in Jefferson, Vernon Dalhart (Marion Try Slaughter II) began his career here at Kahn Saloon, starred later in operas in New York, and recorded for Edison's talking machine. His rendition of "The Prisoner's Song" (1924) was the first folk ballad to sell over a million records, and led to the rise of country music as an American art form. Dalhart is said to have made over 3,500 records, many under assumed names. Nostalgia for Jefferson echoed in his "Caroline," "Bully of the Town," and other hits. Within ten years he earned and lost a fortune, later living in obscurity.

Incise in base: Marker sponsored by the Hoblitzelle Foundation.
HM NumberHM295H
Year Placed1981
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 373995 N 3625063
Decimal Degrees32.75623333, -94.34511667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 45.374', W 94° 20.707'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 45' 22.44" N, 94° 20' 42.42" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123 W Austin St, Jefferson TX 75657, US
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