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Homestead National Monument of America in Gage County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Homestead Heritage Center

 
 
The Homestead Heritage Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
1. The Homestead Heritage Center Marker
Inscription.
The Homestead Act of 1862 affected millions of lives in the United States and across the world. Homestead National Monument of America exists to document and present these powerful stories of transformation.

The Homestead Heritage Center keeps these stories relevant in our ever-changing world. The building represents the Homestead Act with its unique roofline pointing westward, designed to resemble a single bottom plow moving through the sod. Just as sustainability was a way of life for early homesteaders, so it is with this facility. The building is constructed of local and sustainable materials to reinforce the homesteader story.

Today, there are more than 93,000,000 descendents of homesteaders with stories to tell, memories to share, and much to discover of times and ways of life that challenged and changed the nation and world. Are you one of those descendents?
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 17.142′ N, 96° 49.593′ W. Marker is in Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska, in Gage County. Click for map. Marker is at the entrance to the Homestead Heritage Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8523 West Nebraska Hwy 4, Beatrice NE 68310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
The Homestead Heritage Center and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
2. The Homestead Heritage Center and Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walk in Their Shoes (within shouting distance of this marker); Do You Live Near a Homestead? (within shouting distance of this marker); Homesteading's Legacy is Written on the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); A Prairie Reborn (within shouting distance of this marker); Is All Barbed Wire the Same? (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel and Agnes Freeman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Close Quarters (about 400 feet away); Boundaries of Freedom (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Homestead National Monument of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. Homestead National Monument of America. (Submitted on September 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Primary Documents in American History: Homestead Act. (Submitted on September 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Windmill Inside Homestead Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
3. Windmill Inside Homestead Heritage Center
Free Land Ads in Homestead Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
4. Free Land Ads in Homestead Heritage Center
The Homestead Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
5. The Homestead Heritage Center
Shaped like a plow
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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