Walk in Their Shoes

Walk in Their Shoes (HMVZS)

Location: Beatrice, NE 68310 Gage County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.126', W 96° 49.582'

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What was it like to be a homesteaders? To get an idea, take a walk. The flags around the parking lot enclose an acre.

It may not seem huge. But plowing an acre meant walking about 10 miles. Over uneven soil. Driving a team of oxen. In sun or rain. Walk that acre. Then multiple it by 160, the size of a typical homestead.

There seemed to be nothing to see; no fences, no creeks or trees, no hills or fields?There was nothing but land; not a country at all, but the material out of which countries are made.
Willa Cather, My Antonia, 1918
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 684773 N 4461705
Decimal Degrees40.28543333, -96.82636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.126', W 96° 49.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 7.56" N, 96° 49' 34.92" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24383-24503 SW 75th Rd, Beatrice NE 68310, US
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