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America's First Successful Homestead

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America's First Successful Homestead

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In 1862, Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. For just eighteen dollars, the law entitled men over twenty-one to claim 160 acres of land, provided they farmed it successfully for five years.

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    • Thursday
    • 11:00am
    Mar 07
    • Saturday
    • 10:00am
    Mar 09

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This is a land of bold landscapes and brave history. It’s where uninhabitable desert plains have been transformed into cornfields and cattle ranges that feed America. Soar above this agricultural powerhouse as we explore the Cornhusker State’s vast farms, towering spires, desolate badlands, and gleaming cities. We also celebrate Johnny Carson, Warren Buffet, Carhenge, the College World Series, and other great figures, landmarks, and pastimes that call Nebraska home.

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