This Beloved National Monument Brings Nebraska History To Life In The Most Unique Way
After the Homestead Act of 1862 was passed, the U.S. government gave up to 160 acres of land to interested parties. In exchange, the homesteaders had to agree to live on and farm the land for at least five years. Here in Nebraska, the Homestead Act led to the settling of wild prairie land, which would become the foundation of our agricultural success. Given the homesteaders’ impact on the state and the nation, it only makes sense that we would dedicate a national monument to that very important time in American history.
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Address: 8523 W, NE-4, Beatrice, NE 68310. The monument is open year-round except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. There is no fee to visit.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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