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Lone Chimney Films

Lone Chimney Films was founded in 2003 by Ken Spurgeon and Jonathon Goering. The company's first two documentaries Touched by Fire: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861, and Bloody Dawn: The Lawrence Massacre, have been used in over 200 classrooms and have aired over twenty times on PBS regional stations across Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Lone Chimney’s third documentary, The Road to Valhalla, won the 2015 Wrangler Award for Best Documentary at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. 

LCF’s fourth and final project is the story of our own Home on the Range, its authorship, preservation, legacy and the location where it was written. To-date the Home on the Range movie has won two prestigious awards: the Best Documentary at the Wild Bunch Film Festival in Willcox, Arizona, and the 2018 Western Heritage Award (Wrangler) as the best Docudrama by the National Cowboy and Western Museum in Oklahoma City.

The Peoples Heartland Foundation and all those who love the Home on the Range Cabin will forever be thankful to Executive Director Ken Spurgeon, Board President Shawn Bell, and all our Lone Chimney friends for telling our story. 

Although Lone Chimney Films closed its doors, The Peoples Heartland Foundation - Home on the Range is pleased to offer the LCF documentaries for sale on this website, so that Lone Chimney Film's mission of bringing the stories of Kansas and the Midwest to students and the public through a visual medium will continue. Shop now



Based in Leawood, Kansas, DEMDACO has designed and sold giftable products intended to "Lift the Spirit" and help people nurture goodness in the lives of others, celebrate family and friends, and encourage people to treat themselves. DEMDACO is named for founders Demi and Dave Kiersznowski. Demi and Dave have been leading financial supporters of Home on the Range since 2012. The Peoples Heartland Foundation and the friends of the Home on the Range Cabin appreciate the friendship and support of Demi and Dave Kiersznowski. Click here for more info on DEMDACO


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ITC Holdings Corp. invests in the electricity transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, lower the costs of delivered energy and allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems. ITC, while the largest independent electricity transmission company in the country, has been a generous community partner with Home on the Range to underwrite and promote events at the Cabin Site. The Peoples Heartland Foundation and the friends of Home on the Range appreciate the friendship and support of Kim Goodnight, ITC Great Plains Regional Manager for Local Government and Community Affairs, and all the managers and directors at ITC. Click here to read more about ITC Holdings Corp.

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