Stephen Foster, the "father of American music" died before age 37 in an impoverished state. In his wallet a slip of paper simply saying "Dear friends and gentle hearts" along with 35 cents in Civil War scrip and three pennies. My favorite work of his, "Beautiful Dreamer," was published after his death. He also wrote classics "Old Susannah," "Camptown Races," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "Old Black Joe," and "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair." His music…

Kentucky adopted "My Old Kentucky Home" by Stephen Foster as the official state song in song lyrics.

Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864), known as the "father of American music", was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlour and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his best known are "Oh! Susanna," "Camptown Races," "Old Folks at Home," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," "Old Black Joe," and "Beautiful Dreamer."

"Stephen Foster (July 1826 – known as the “father of American music”, was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the century.

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park- Suwannee River catfish hole trail view

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park- Suwannee River catfish hole trail view This one is an hour and a half from Jacksonville

Stephen Foster State Park Festival of Lights.

Stephen Foster State Park is transformed into a brilliant winter wonderland during the annual Festival of Lights.

My Old Kentucky Home - Stephen Foster - Robert Shaw Chorale.avi - YouTube

My Old Kentucky Home - Stephen Foster - Robert Shaw Chorale.

1929 Victor Red Seal Records Ad - Stephen Foster

1929 Victor Red Seal Records Ad - Stephen Foster

1929 Victor Red Seal Records Ad - Stephen Foster-This is a 1929 ad for a Victor Red Seal Records! The size of the ad is approximately The caption for this ad is 'All of Stephen Foster from Nellie was a lady to Old Black Joe' The ad is i

1929 Victor Red Seal Records Ad - All of Stephen Foster

1929 Victor Red Seal Records Ad - All of Stephen Foster

1929 Victor Red Seal Records Ad - All of Stephen Foster-This is a 1929 ad for a Victor Red Seal Records, Stephen Foster! The size of the ad is approximately The caption for this ad is 'Victor Red Seal Records' The ad is in great conditi

THE STORY OF STEPHEN FOSTER-Signature Books-Esther M. Douty-HC

THE STORY OF STEPHEN FOSTER-Signature Books-Esther M. Douty-HC

Carillon tower at Stephen Foster State Park during Festival of Lights.

Stephen Foster State Park is transformed into a brilliant winter wonderland during the annual Festival of Lights.

Upcoming Events at Stephen Foster | Florida State Parks  Holiday lights, festival,  trains.

Upcoming Events at Stephen Foster | Florida State Parks Holiday lights, festival, trains.

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