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Homestead Act Display To Appear In Nebraska

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The four pages that make up the Homestead Act of 1862 will be on display at the Homestead National Monument near Beatrice.

The display, on loan from the National Archives in Washington,
will be available for public viewing between April 25 and May 28.

The Homestead Act of 1862, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, is considered one of the 100 most important documents in the National Archives.

Four million people filed for free land under the Homestead Act of 1862. America gave away 270 million acres between January 1863 and 1976. As many as 93 million Americans are believed to be descendants of homesteaders.

Homestead Monument National of America sits four miles west of
Beatrice.


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