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Letter from Gerald Hitt

History – October 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine

Hello, you two:

This is about “Where was the Home on the Range?” in your September edition.

I have enclosed a copy of “The Western Home,” from 1871. The credit goes to a poem by a Dr. Brewster M. Higley of Smith County, Kansas. Your article did mention the same version in the Smith County Register in 1873, but since poems normally precede songs, I believe Mr. Higley’s poem predates all the other versions in your article.