The Homestead Act Turns 151.

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 homesteaders have plenty to learn from those who made their way as pioneers and self-sufficient homesteaders 150 years ago…

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  1. Troy - July 29, 2014


    good info.

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