Author's grave in Fairview Cemetery, Dr. Brewster Higley (b.1922) of Indiana wrote this song when he lived in Kansas. The words were printed in a local paper (1873), and became a favorite song along the cattle trails. First published in 1910, the author never saw a copy nor received a cent of royalty. His last home was in Shawnee, Okla., where he died May 11, 1911.
On west side of Fairview Cemetery, N. Harrison St., Shawnee, Oklahoma