Homestead Act

Latest articles

6h
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Stone relics in Kansas gain popularity- by early homesteaders, some going back as the 1850s.” It is hard to know Kan
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 hours ago
- by early homesteaders, some going back as the 1850s.” It is hard to know Kansas without understanding the impact the Homestead Act of 1862 had on the state’s settlement. It has been called one of the most important pieces of legislation in... Read more
3d
Daily Mail
Charlotte's Web to Pet Sematary: Homes that inspired booksin another home now titled 'Ma's Little House'. Her father built the home there
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
in another home now titled 'Ma's Little House'. Her father built the home there after being granted the land through the Homestead Act of 1862 which encouraged new settlers to move West by giving them 160 acres of land in exchange. Her family... Read more
3d
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Our History: Wilderness — Evolution of an idea– it was to be tamed, not preserved. Policies of the day encouraged settlement
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 3 days ago
– it was to be tamed, not preserved. Policies of the day encouraged settlement and development. Legislation such as the Homestead Act of 1862 and Mining Law of 1872 encouraged those who were bold and tough enough to settle and work the land.... Read more
19d
Loveland Reporter-Herald
Bingham Hill holds Larimer County's oldest cemeteryof the north-south wagon road through the area. The area had not been surveyed
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 19 days ago
of the north-south wagon road through the area. The area had not been surveyed and it would be several years before the Homestead Act was passed by Congress. Early pioneers simply occupied or squatted on the land. The United States government... Read more
22d
Sterling Journal-Advocate
Korrey Frank shares story of family's immigration from LebanonJohn Jacob in 1914 and they lived in Kearney, Neb., for another couple years, b
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
John Jacob in 1914 and they lived in Kearney, Neb., for another couple years, before moving to Colorado as part of the Homestead Act of 1917. They knew the Korrey family, who were already living in Colorado and John Jacob took a deed from the... Read more
m
New York Post
How the ‘Billy’ bookcase started a revolutionwith no clear boundaries on property to hold off intruders or wild cattle. Pres
New York Post / Posted 1 months ago
with no clear boundaries on property to hold off intruders or wild cattle. President Lincoln’s 1862 signing of the Homestead Act, which allowed Americans to claim up to 160 acres of land if they worked it for five years, promoted the... Read more
m
Brainerd Dispatch
Exhibit featuring Jewish contributions to North Dakota comes...Yonah Grossman, who founded the Chabad Jewish Center in Fargo. Jewish settlers
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 1 months ago
Yonah Grossman, who founded the Chabad Jewish Center in Fargo. Jewish settlers made mark on North Dakota After the U.S. Homestead Act of 1862, flocks of immigrants made their way west and into the Dakota Territory, and thousands of Jewish... Read more

In this news