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Higley Cabin - "Home on the Range"


category : Pioneer Life
Higley Cabin - In this cabin, in 1872, Dr. Brewster M. Higley, a homesteading doctor from Ohio, wrote the words for the song, "Home on the Range", that was adopted as the state song of Kansas in 1947.

The song was set to music by Dan Kelley of Gaylord, Kansas. And played at a dance by the Harlan Bro. orchestra.


Address: The cabin is located on the Beaver Creek in Smith County, eight miles north and 3/4 miles west of Smith Center, Kansas

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Higley Cabin - "Home on the Range"

In this cabin, in 1872, Dr. Brewster M. Higley, a homesteading doctor from Ohio, wrote the words for the song, "Home on the Range", that was adopted as the state song of Kansas in 1947.

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