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The Homestead Act Turns 151.


THE HAPPY HOMESTEADER Self-reliance and sustainability in the 21st century. The Homestead Act of 1862, considered to be one of the 100 most important documents in the National Archives, dramatically shaped the United States’ history. An estimated 92 million of today’s U.S. citizens (nearly one-third of the population) are descendants of homesteaders, and we modern […]

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