Restoration Of Historic Kansas Cabin Nearly Finished

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ATHOL, Kan. (AP) _ Restoration work is expected to wrap up soon on a 140-year-old north-central Kansas cabin where the state song, ``Home on the Range,'' was written.

The Hays Daily News ( reports that with the exception of two end walls, the cabin's totally reconstructed. The stone wall on the north side was disassembled and rebuilt, using what good stones were left. The rest of the stones came from the area.

On the south side, the oak and walnut logs were removed, cleaned and then anchored to end walls using a series of nails and dowel rods. Crews also are rebuilding the roof. Landscaping and a nature trail also are planned.

The official dedication won't happen until October 2014.