On May 20, 1862 Lincoln signed the Homestead Act which provided for "free" land to all citizens or those who filed intent to become a citizen of the United States. There were 33 states where this land was available - 270 million acres were settled.
On May 20, 2012 we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act - join me in my homage to my ancestors as I embark on my Search of the Homestead.
Pharatonic by Justin Marcellus - #921c4cf445da52d74c10
Cannon Ball by Mark Petrie - #d8abba8930251b4ea2eo
Heroic Defiance by Mark Petrie - 3b58179e9d55f10f7db
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