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Homestead Act

  • Civil War veteran Albert V. Cole settled in Nebraska after marrying. In his journal, it wasn't the war that he recalls, but the fear of his wife leaving their home for the hardness of a blizzard.
  • In the barest of outlines, their getting together seems a marriage of convenience. If you stop at the Homestead Monument, you might just think the…
  • Not everyone believes the Homestead Act of 1862 worth celebrating. If I were Native American, I wouldn’t be thrilled to know the government gave away land…