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This black and white photograph, taken in Providence, Rhode Island, shows composer Dan Kelley of the song "Home on the Range." Kelley a carpenter by trade was also a musician and composer for the Harlan Brothers orchestra. His musical talents and the beautiful verses from the poem "My Western Home" by Dr. Brewster Highley, set to music one of the most popular songs ever written. On June 30, 1947, "Home on the Range" was officially recognized as the state song of Kansas.

Date: 1880s

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This photograph of Dan Kelley, composer of "Home on the Range," can be used when teaching students how the song became the one we know today.

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Item Number: 212750
Call Number: B Kelley, Dan *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212750

Dan Kelley Hendrick's Military Band, Smith Center, Kansas Kansas town bands at the State Capitol, Topeka, Kansas Smith Center Band, Smith City, Kansas

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