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IHB > Historical Markers > Press Releases and Marker Dedications > June 2, 2007 - Hoagy Carmichael June 2, 2007 - Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael (53.2007.2)
Bloomington
Monroe County, Indiana

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The Hoagy Carmichael marker was dedicated at 11am in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana on June 2, 2007. The dedication ceremony was held inside the Hoagy Carmichael Center on Indiana Avenue and the marker was unveiled in front of The Gables at 114 South Indiana Avenue.

Approximately 125 people attended the Hoagy Carmichael marker dedication including State Representative Matt Pierce and Miss Indiana, Betsy Uschkrat (in red).

Approximately 125 people attended the Hoagy Carmichael marker dedication including State Representative Matt Pierce and Miss Indiana, Betsy Uschkrat (in red).

Hoagy Carmichael wrote one of his biggest hits, 'Stardust,' at the Book Nook which is now The Gables.

Hoagy Carmichael wrote one of his biggest hits, "Stardust," at the Book Nook which is now The Gables.

David Baker, Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana's Jacobs School of Music and Chair of the Department of Jazz Studies, spoke about Hoagy's contribution to American Music and Indiana University.

David Baker, Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana's Jacobs School of Music and Chair of the Department of Jazz Studies, spoke about Hoagy's contribution to American Music and Indiana University.
His speech was preceded by a stunning saxophone performance of "Stardust" by Eugene Rousseau.

Marker applicant, Nancy Hiestand, and Bob Hammel, who was also involved in the marker application process, prepare to unveil the marker.

Marker applicant, Nancy Hiestand, and Bob Hammel, who was also involved in the marker application process, prepare to unveil the marker.

Bloomington City Councilman Steve Volan and Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan read the marker.

Bloomington City Councilman Steve Volan and Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan read the marker.