President Abraham Lincoln Signed The U.S. ‘Homestead Act’ This Day 155 Years Ago; May 20, 1862.
I had always thought that this was a real neat and ‘romantic’ notion. I like to think that if I was of that time I might have considered this. Sure was quite the deal. Wow. All those open spaces. I do NOT think I know of anyone who has told me that their family owned ‘Homestead’ land. Of course there must be millions.
I guess it was inevitable that it would come to an end, and it did, in two parts — the first in 1976 bar Alaska and ten-years later in Alaska.
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