President Abraham Lincoln Signed The U.S. ‘Homestead Act’ This Day 155 Years Ago; May 20, 1862.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia entry: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Acts#The_act_in_practice


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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2 responses to “President Abraham Lincoln Signed The U.S. ‘Homestead Act’ This Day 155 Years Ago; May 20, 1862.”

  1. Pete says :

    Definitely a government plan that the government should never have canceled, because it was one that actually stated you had to WORK hard to retain the land given to you. Oh and I did know and work for one woman who homesteaded an 80 acre parcel in Northern Alaska in fact she was one of the last granted land there before I moved and lived for 14 years off-grid on another 80 acre parcel.

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