The words to "Home on the Range" were written 140 years ago, in a small cabin in Smith County, Kansas. This week, the Kansas Senate approved a resolution recognizing the historic significance of the structure. The resolution was co-sponsored by state Senator Bob Marshall, of Fort Scott, who's hoping to raise awareness about the cabin... and money to retore it.
Fundraising efforts are underway to preserve the Higley Cabin. Senator Marshall is encouraging school kids across the state to collect $1 each to contribute toward restoration efforts.
Full Interview with State Senator Bob Marshall:
One hundred and forty years ago... inside a small cabin in north-central Kansas... the following words were first written-down: "Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam." Those words -- and a few other lines -- would later become the LYRICS to the official state song of Kansas. This week, the Kansas Senate passed a resolution celebrating the old cabin where those words were first committed to paper. KPR's J. Schafer spoke with a co-sponsor of the resolution, state Senator Bob Marshall, of Fort Scott. He's hoping to raise awareness about the cabin... and money to restore it.
That's Republican state Senator Bob Marshall, of Fort Scott. He was speaking with KPR's J. Schafer about efforts to restore and preserve Higley Cabin in Smith County, Kansas -- the birthplace of the official state song of Kansas, "Home on the Range."