Celebrating the Homestead Act of 1862, the Homestead National Monument of America is a site where history happened more than a century ago. This very location includes some of the first acres that were successfully claimed under the act?s provision, marking the transfer of more than 270 million acres worth of land to private ownership.
The Homestead National Monument of America is composed of 195 acres of land in Gage County, Nebraska. Here, visitors can find a number of historic attractions, like the Freeman School, which was a one-room school that was longest continuously used in the state (from 1872 to 1967), and the Palmer-Epard Cabin, which was built in 1867 and was the residence of the Epards and Palmers for more than 60 years.
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