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Homestead Act, Homesteading


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Family portrait of Uriah Oblinger's brothers and sisters, ca. 1880

Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letter illustrates the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Family letters of one...

Representative Barn on Hornbek Homestead. (Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument)

Adeline Hornbek and the Homestead Act: A Colorado Success Story explores how Adeline Hornbek, single mother of four, defied traditional gender roles to...

Photo of picket line at the Mid-City Realty Company, Chicago, Illinois, July 1941 John Vachon, Photographer Gelatin-silver print FSA-OWI Collection Prints and Photographs Division (124).

African-American Mosaic is a guide for studying black history and culture. Topics include colonization and...

A family poses with the wagon in which they live and travel daily during their pursuit of a homestead, 1886.

The Homestead Act of 1862 recounts efforts to improve homesteading laws and make land ownership possible for more...


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