Homestead National Monument of America


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Homestead National Monument of America:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Homestead National Monument of America

Address:8523 W State Hwy 4
Beatrice, NE 68310

Phone:402-223-3514
Fax:402-228-4231
Web: www.nps.gov/home/
Size: 211 acres.
Established: Authorized on March 19, 1936.
Location:In southeastern Nebraska, 40 miles south of Lincoln and 4 miles west of Beatrice on NE 4.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:This park, which includes the 160-acre claim filed by Daniel Freeman under The Homestead Act of 1862, is a memorial to the pioneers who settled the Great West. Among the features are a typical homestead cabin, a restored frontier school, and more than 100 acres of tallgrass prairie.

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About 93 million Americans living today are the descendants of homesteaders who filed claims under the Homestead Act, according to historians at the Homestead National Monument of America, located near Beatrice, Nebraska.
This curriculum/activity guide is designed for use by teachers and other educators who live within trip distance of Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska.
Washington National Monument (VA), a March for the Parks at both Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (PA) and Homestead National Monument of America (NE), and volunteer events throughout the country.
Garrett, who works at Homestead National Monument of America, uses fiber optics to offer a real-time interactive learning experience to students and teachers in urban and rural parts of Nebraska.
At Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska, for example, Senior Corps volunteers and their young helpers have scanned and digitally archived an extensive collection of photographs of early homesteaders.