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Higley's "Home on the Range" Cabin Receives Grant


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The 140-year-old cabin where the words to what became the Kansas state song were written has received a grant to help restoration efforts, but more money is needed.  Brewster Higley wrote the words to "Home on the Range" in a cabin along Beaver Creek in Smith County in north-central Kansas. It is badly in need of repairs.  The Kansas State Historical Society recently announced a $24,600 grant to help with the restoration. But supporters say it will take an additional $50,000 to fix the cabin.  Two Kansas senators have sponsored a resolution that recognizes the historical significance of the cabin, and encourages Kansas students and others to help raise money for its restoration.

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