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Birthplace of Paul Dresser (1859-1906)

Location: In the median at Third and Farrington Streets, Terre Haute. (Vigo County, Indiana)

Erected by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission, 1966

ID# : 84.1966.3

Marker Review Report: Learn more here. See also markers 84.1966.1 Birthplace of Paul Dresser and 84.1947.2 Terre Haute (Home of Paul Dresser).


Composer of Indiana's State Song, "On the Banks of the Wabash", "My Gal Sal", and many more, popular in the gay 90's era. His famous brother, author Theodore Dreiser, wrote An American Tragedy and other novels.


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