"Home On The Range" Letterbox
Smith County, Kansas


Planted on September 17, 2000, by Der Mad Stamper and Little Foot, this letterbox is easily accessible by car from Highway 36. It commemorates the birthplace of the Kansas state song, "Home On The Range."

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"Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam
and the deer and the antelope play!"

In the autumn of 1872, Dr. Brewster M. Higley wrote the words to this song in his small log cabin on Beaver Creek, Smith county, Kansas. The cabin still stands, just eight miles north and three-fourths mile west of Athol, Kansas.

UPDATE, July 31, 2012 - This box had been damaged by little chewing varmints and was completely water-logged! The container has now been replaced and repairs were made to the logbook. The original stamp, which was carved in a cheap, crumbly material to begin with, had fallen apart, so it has now been recarved.

Clues:

You may rely on the sentinels of stone to guide you Home.
Day and night, they never tire, there is so much at stake.

 


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