Homestead National Monument Quarter
Nebraska's America the Beautiful Quarter
Homestead National Monument of America is honored to have been selected for Nebraska’s quarter by Nebraska Governor Heineman in cooperation with Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Homestead was one of four sites Gov. Dave Heineman forwarded to the U.S. Treasury for consideration. Other sites selected for the honor were Scotts Bluff National Monument, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, and Niobrara National Scenic River. “U.S. Mint officials made a great choice in adding Homestead National Monument to this new series of quarters,” Gov. Heineman said.
Did You Know?
Women were allowed to claim 160 acres of land under the Homestead Act, 60 years before they earned the right to vote.