Monday, July 15, 2013

Oh, the Doo Dah Days

ALLEGHENY CEMETERY, PITTSBURGH -- Stephen Foster was an American songwriter whose work included Oh! Susannah, Camptown Races, Beautiful Dreamer and Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair. He was born in Pittsburgh and is buried here, in the Allegheny Cemetery. The Lawrenceville Historical Society and the Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association threw their annual party to recognize their musical native son. It's officially the Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival, but it's mainly just called The Doo Dah Days.