Farming was a key factor to the success of a homesteader. Click on one of the following demonstrations to watch and learn how homesteaders plowed, planted and harvested the land.
Plowing and Planting
Did You Know?
Under the Homestead Act, 270 million acres of land, or 10% of the nation, was given away. The only monetary payment for each 160 acre claim was an $18 filing fee. -- Homestead National Monument of America More...