"Missouri Waltz"

"Missouri Waltz" (HMVLM)

Location: New Franklin, MO 65274 Howard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 1.035', W 92° 44.183'

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by Lee Edgar "Jelly" Settle

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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Placed BySouth Howard County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 11:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 522821 N 4318723
Decimal Degrees39.01725000, -92.73638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.035', W 92° 44.183'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 2.10" N, 92° 44' 10.98" W
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Area Code(s)660, 573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114-198 E Broadway, New Franklin MO 65274, US
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