Homestead National Monument of America

We have spent the summer in Pennsylvania, but we had a few blogs to post that we written about the National Parks we visited on our way across the country.

We went to Homestead National Monument of America in on June the 1st. It was a museum that had artifacts from the Homestead Act of 1862 one of eight Homesteading acts in all. Daniel Freeman was the first person to claim land with the Homestead Act of 1862. This Act took place during the the Civil War. 1.6 million individual claims would be approved. 80 million acres went to homesteaders. Six mouths into there five years of farming the 160 acres they were offered the land for 1.25 per acre. The Homestead Museum was very interesting.

M. W. Perry

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