An original homestead cabin, the Palmer-Epard Cabin was built in 1867 by George W. Palmer about 14 miles northeast of Homestead National Monument of America. It is representative of local construction style and considered luxurious in size measuring 14 x 16 feet. Imagine living in this one room cabin with 10 children!
The cabin was moved to Homestead National Monument of America in June of 1950 and placed on a concrete foundation and rehabilitated by the National Park Service. Today it is open to the public during normal business hours and is an important tool in comparing our ways of living to those of the homesteaders. Look through your change, perhaps you have seen this cabin which is featured on the Nebraska Quarter.