Homesteads and Pre-Emptions

In How To Go West: A Guide to Southern Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, California and the Whole Great West. Chicago: Horton & Leonard, Railroad Printer, 1872, p. 53.

During the late 19th century the U.S. government aided settlement of farm farmers on the Great Plains by offering land at very low prices to those who would establish farms. As this description of the process indicates, immigrants seeking homestead land were required to declared their intention to become American citizen. For European immigrants this was a very small barrier.

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Source:
Graff 494
Date:
1872
Subjects:
Agriculture Immigration Railroads
Places:
Great Plains Kansas Nebraska
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