Thursday, May 20, 2010

On This Day: Homestead Act

Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act on May 20, 1862.

See Adeline Hornbek and the Homestead Act: A Colorado Success Story from the National Park Service. This lesson plan includes maps, images, and contextual essays. Image caption: Adeline Hornbek (Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument)

The Homestead Act is one NARA's 100 Milestone Documents.

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