Homesteading: The Cry was Free Land!!!

Homesteading: The Cry was Free Land!!! (HMW2M)

Location: Beatrice, NE 68310 Gage County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 15.963', W 96° 45.128'

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The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man or woman the chance to live the American dream. The Homestead National Monument of America is located on one of the first claims filed under the Homestead Act four miles west of Heritage Highway on State Highway 4.

There were 2 millioin claims filed under the Homestead Act of 1862 in 30 states. This law provided 270,000,000 acres to individuals. You'll find many more homesteading stories along Heritage Highway including Coryell Park near Auburn, and Willa Cather in Red Cloud.
HM NumberHMW2M
Placed ByHeritage Highway U.S. Highway 136 Byway
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 12:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 691138 N 4459710
Decimal Degrees40.26605000, -96.75213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.963', W 96° 45.128'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 57.78" N, 96° 45' 7.68" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-34 N 2nd St, Beatrice NE 68310, US
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