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Hoe-Down Cabin in Missouri was the inspiration for the Grand Ole Opry

Missouri preservationists have found the cabin in Missouri which was the inspiration for the Grand Ole Opry — as described by Opry founder George D. Hay. It was called the “Hoe-down cabin and Bill Hart of Missouri Preservation is working to protect the site just south of Oregon County’s Thayer Missouri.

George D. Hay wrote about the cabin. He was the radio personality who founded of the original Grand Ole Opry radio program

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