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Shawnee in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Home on the Range

Author's Grave in Fairview Cemetery

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 10, 2021
1. Home on the Range Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Brewster Higley (b. 1822) of Indiana wrote this song when he lived in Kansas. The words were printed in a local paper (1873) and became a favorite song along the battle trails. First published in 1910, the author never saw a copy nor received a cent of royalty. His last home was in Shawnee, Okla., where he died May 11, 1911.
 
Erected 1959 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1911.
 
Location. 35° 20.577′ N, 96° 54.72′ W. Marker is in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in Pottawatomie County. Marker is on North Harrison Avenue (State Highway 18), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Fairview Cemetery, which can be accessed from North Center Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1332 N Harrison Ave, Shawnee OK 74801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
More about this marker. Marker repeats on both sides.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brewster Higley on Wikipedia. Higley was an
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By Jason Voigt, April 10, 2021
2. Home on the Range Marker
Marker can be seen from North Harrison Street (OK-18), but there is no access to the cemetery from there.
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otolaryngologist in Ohio, Indiana and mostly Kansas. (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Home on the Range (Wikipedia). History of an American classic song, which was adopted as the state song for Kansas. It has been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Tori Amos. In addition, the song has been featured in film, television and theater. (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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