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Discover Homestead National Monument of America.

Discover Homestead National Monument of America.

Mel Mann


The Homestead Act of 1862 brought about significant and enduring changes to the United States. Discover how this law invited a diverse group of people to have their own piece of the growing nation. Learn how hard work and technological advancement turned the "Great American Desert" into the "Bread Basket of the World." Explore the tallgrass prairie that greeted plains settlers upon their arrival. Hear the personal stories of homesteaders and American Indian people who are intimately connected to the land. What was it like?

Kids in Parks

Children take part in the Great Bug Hunt, a Kids in Parks program initiative to immerse kids in nature.

Doris Martin

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