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 By Derek Strahn    News    November 23, 2017

Homestead Act Launches New Era

The future seemed especially promising – so much so, in fact, that most Montana homesteaders readily heeded the calls by government officials and bankers to "do their patriotic duty" and reinvest...

 By Derek Strahn    News    November 16, 2017

Homestead Act Launches New Era

Several short-term trends helped trigger Montana's remarkable homestead boom. The most significant was the Enlarged Homestead Act of 1909, which doubled the free land available to settlers to 320...

 By Derek Strahn    News    October 19, 2017

Homestead Act Launches New Era

"As I looked across the rolling expanse of prairie, filled with the beauty of a Montana sunset, I sent up a little prayer of thanksgiving from my heart for this our very first home. Only a rectangle...


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