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Sister Carrie
"A Strangely Strong Novel
in a Queer Milieu"
Curated by Nancy M. Shawcross
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Pennsylvania

Paul Dresser
"On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away"
New York: Howley, Haviland & Co., 1898
In 1897 Ted was with his brother Paul in the offices of Howley, Haviland & Co. While improvising on the piano, Paul urged Ted for a idea for a song. The resulting conversation led to "On the Banks of the Wabash"; Ted, in fact, wrote the first verse and chorus. In 1913 the State Assembly of Indiana adopted "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" as the official state song.



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