NCR-SARE grant recipient and Administrative Council member, Edgar Hicks, appeared in a special episode of Nebraska Stories, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Homestead Act.
On May 15,1862, the Homestead Act was passed and signed into law. The act established a three-fold homestead acquisition process: filing an application, improving the land, and filing for deed of title. Any U.S. citizen, or intended citizen, who had never borne arms against the U.S. Government could file an application and lay claim to 160 acres of surveyed Government land. For the next 5 years, the homesteader...Read More