Thursday, January 13, 2011

Should Homestead National Monument be renamed?

Should Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska be renamed Homestead National Historical Park? A bill (HR 274) to rename the Homestead National Monument was introduced in Congress yesterday. The bill was referred to the House committee on Natural Resources. Homestead National Monument is under the auspices of the National Park Service and honors the Homestead Act of 1862. The Act was responsible for much of the major expansion of the United States to the west.

You can follow the status of the bill here:
http://thomas.gov/cgi-bin/thomas

Learn about the land records project here.

Check the current status of Homestead Records that are being made available on Footnote.com


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