• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Solomon Butcher's First Nebraska Home

Solomon Butcher standing in front oh is first Nebraska house; a sod house
Solomon Butcher Collection: Nebraska State Historical Society

Did You Know?

Morning sun through trees

The Homestead Act of 1862 changed the world with its offer of free land. Millions of people immigrated to America seeking their fortune, shifting populations along with the power of governments.