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Homestead Act, Homesteading


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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...

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...

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...

The Mojave Desert. (Photo by Rick McIntyre, National Park Service)

Keys Ranch: Where Time Stood Still tells the story of Bill Keys, whose ranch was the center of a desert network of...


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