Fred A. Jewell

Fred A. Jewell

Location: US 231 & SR 157, Fountain Triangle Park, Worthington. (Greene County, Indiana)

Erected 1998 Indiana Historical Bureau , Matthew Huber, Director of Bands, Jackson Township Community Band, and Brazil Concert Band.

ID# : 28.1998.2

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Born in Worthington 1875. Left home at sixteen and became performer, composer, and bandmaster for several circuses, including Ringling Brothers (1902-1904, 1907) and Barnum and Bailey (1908-1910). Brought his publishing company to Worthington 1923; died 1936. Nationally recognized as "Indiana's March King." Many of his marches are still performed.

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