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Near Smith Center in Smith County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

“My Western Home” or “Home on the Range”

 
 
"Home on the Range" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
1. "Home on the Range" Marker
Inscription.
On this site circa 1873
Dr. Brewster M. Higley
wrote the words to
"Home on the Range"
Adopted as official
State Song of Kansas
June 30, 1947
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In 1873 Dr. Brewster Higley wrote the words, Dan Kelley supplied the music, and the Harlan Brothers Orchestra started the new song "Home on the Range" on its way from the heart of the nation into the nation's heart.

 
Erected 1997 by Sarah Steward Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; and 1954 by Stambachs.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 53.364′ N, 98° 56.828′ W. Marker is near Smith Center, Kansas, in Smith County. Click for map. Marker is west along 90th Road from its intersection with Kansas Route 8. Marker and cabin are about 12 miles northwest of Smith Center. Marker is in this post office area: Athol KS 66932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Higley Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. "Home on the Range". (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
"My Western Home" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
2. "My Western Home" Marker

2. Brewster Higley VI. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Brewster Higley Gravesite. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Home on the Range Cabin National Register Nomination. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Higley Cabin Restoration Plans. (Submitted on February 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
Higley Cabin and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
3. Higley Cabin and Markers
"My Western Home" or "Home on the Range" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
4. "My Western Home" or "Home on the Range" Marker
West Beaver Creek in background
Higley Cabin and Setting image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
5. Higley Cabin and Setting
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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