Ernest Hogan

Ernest Hogan (HMQII)

Location: Bowling Green, KY 42101 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 59.987', W 86° 26.24'

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Born Reuben Crowdus on April 17, 1865 in Bowling Green, Ky. He left home at age 12 to sing in minstrel shows. He became prominent as a songwriter in the 1890s. In 1895, he wrote "La Pas Ma La" & promoted it as first published ragtime song. Many regarded him as the "Father of Ragtime," a new genre of music, from which many other types of music developed.

A pioneer in black entertainment, he was one of the best-known and highest-paid performers of early ragtime era. He starred in major minstrels, vaudeville, and musical comedy. In 1898, Hogan had the starring role in the first black show to play in major Broadway theatre. He died on May 20, 1909 and is buried in the Mt. Moriah cemetery.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2282
Year Placed2008
Placed BySkip Bond & The Fugitives, Kentucky Department of Highways, Kentucky Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 550064 N 4094996
Decimal Degrees36.99978333, -86.43733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 59.987', W 86° 26.24'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 59' 59.22" N, 86° 26' 14.40" W
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Area Code(s)270, 502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1534-1574 Greenways, Bowling Green KY 42101, US
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