Sandi Dolbee

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Katharine Lee Bates saw her poem first published on July 4, 1895, in a church newspaper in Boston. She would go on to revise it at least once more before it would be set to music and become one of the most beloved patriotic hymns of all time.

“America the Beautiful.”

You probably heard it this weekend during Fourth of July celebrations. Maybe you even sang it yourself.

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