Home on the Range Cabin

 
Dr. Brewster Higley’s log cabin still stands along the Beaver Creek’s bank in Smith County where it stood when Higley sat down and composed the Kansas State song “Home on the Range,” more than 100 years ago.
 

Historic Higley's Log Cabin

Dr. Brewster Higley’s log cabin still stands along the Beaver Creek’s bank in Smith County where it stood when Higley sat down and composed the Kansas State song “Home on the Range,” more than 100 years ago. It can’t be denied that the song has become known all over the world. In 1954 Rotarian Melvin Collier helped ramrod the rebuilding/saving of the cabin. The members of the Smith Center Rotary Club were given credit for returning/saving the cabin to its original condition. In this past year, almost 60 years prior to the Smith Center Rotary helping save the cabin, again they have been involved with the new renovation. Not only funds, but the Rotarians are volunteering their time building bridges for the nature walk around the cabin. Local support is increasing as locals believe this is not another “fix up/ fall down” project. With a 501c3 status, there has already been corporate interest in helping to develop the site. And with the Ellen Rust Living Trust the future of “Home on the Range” can remain at “Home”.