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Stephen C. Foster, "America's Troubadour," was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1826. Foster is remembered for composing songs that captured the spirit of the United States in the 19th century. He wrote over 200 songs in his career. Some of his most popular include: "Oh! Susanna," "Laura Lee," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Folks at Home (aka "Swanee River"), "Camptown Races," "Beautiful Dreamer," " Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," and "Old Black Joe." White Springs, Florida, is home to the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. The park, on the banks of the Suwanee River, opened in 1950 to honor Foster and his song, "Old Folks at Home." Every year since 1954 the park has hosted the annual Florida Folk Festival.

Stephen Foster: America's Troubadour Florida Department of Education

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Stephen C. Foster, "America's Troubadour," was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1826. Foster is remembered for composing songs that captured the spirit of the United States in the 19th century. He wrote over 200 songs in his career. Some of his most popular include: "Oh! Susanna," "Laura Lee," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Folks at Home (aka "Swanee River"), "Camptown Races," "Beautiful Dreamer," " Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," and "Old Black Joe." White Springs, Florida, is home to the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. The park, on the banks of the Suwanee River, opened in 1950 to honor Foster and his song, "Old Folks at Home." Every year since 1954 the park has hosted the annual Florida Folk Festival.

    Stephen Foster Bio

    Stephen Foster Bio

    • 52 sec
    Stephen Foster Tribute

    Stephen Foster Tribute

    • 3 min
    My Old Kentucky Home

    My Old Kentucky Home

    • 2 min
    Stephen Foster Memorial Dedication

    Stephen Foster Memorial Dedication

    • 9 min
    Camptown Races

    Camptown Races

    • 1 min
    Camp Town Races

    Camp Town Races

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    • 1 min

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