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Visiting the "Home on the Range" Cabin in Smith Center

El Dean Holthus, of Smith Center, leads a tour of the property where Dr. Brewster Higley wrote 'Home on the Range,' including a restored cabin where Higley lived.

In rural Kansas, abandoned farmhouses are sinking back into the earth. But the people of Smith Center have made a point of saving one such home on the range. As C.J. Janovy (JAN-uh-vee) reports, that’s because it’s actually the “home on the range."

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C.J. Janovy is an arts reporter for KCUR Radio in Kansas City. Her story was part of Artland, a public radio collaboration exploring creativity and community in unexpected places.  Follow her on Twitter @cjjanovy.


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