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U.S. History Topics » Movements » Women's History

Adeline Hornbek and the Homestead Act: A Colorado Success Story

explores how Adeline Hornbek, single mother of four, defied traditional gender roles to become the owner of a successful ranch under the Homestead Act. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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

Representative barn

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