Athol, Kansas: Home on the Range

Poem that became "Home on the Range" written at this site. At the time, the author was living in a hole in the ground. He built his tiny "home" a year later.

Home on the Range Cabin

Address:
7032 90 Rd, Athol, KS
Directions:
Home on the Range Cabin, 16 miles south of Franklin on N-10/K-8. Small cabin and visitor center.
Hours:
Daily dawn-dusk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free.
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Home on the Range Cabin.

Birthplace of Home On The Range

Birthplace Of Home On The Range. Off Of Hwy 8 outside Of Athol.

[KevandBar, 02/17/2015]

After abandoning his fourth wife in Indiana, Dr. Brewster Higley found himself living in a hole in the ground at this spot in 1871. That's when he wrote the words to Home on the Range. He built the little cabin "home" a year later, and his poem was eventually set to music by another local man, Dan Kelly. Harold Warp wanted the cabin so much for his Pioneer Village (in Nebraska) that he offered its owners (in Kansas) a blank check, but they refused.


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In the region:
Chevyland U.S.A., Elm Creek, NE - 60 mi.

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