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Montrose in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Homestead Bill of 1862

 
 
Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
1. Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker
Inscription.  

This boulder from the farm of
Hon. Galusha A. Grow
Glenwood Pennsylvania
commemorates his
Homestead Bill of 1862.
The near-by elm grew on
the first homestead taken
under this act. It was
brought here by the
first homesteader
Daniel Freeman of
Beatrice Nebraska
at the time of the ovation
given Mr. Grow by the people
of Susquehanna County
June 9, 1903.

 
Erected 1915 by Montrose Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 9, 1903.
 
Location. 41° 50.037′ N, 75° 52.605′ W. Marker is in Montrose, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Street and Lake Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Maple Street. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: Monument Square, Montrose PA 18801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susquehanna County (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Susquehanna County (within shouting distance of this marker); Susquehanna County Courthouse, First Jail, and Second Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War for the Preservation of the Union (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Borthwick (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sylvanus Mulford House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montrose.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Homestead Act of 1862. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Homestead Act of 1862. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Homestead National Monument of America. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Galusha Grow Congressional Bio. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Daniel Freeman, The First Homesteader,<br>and Galusha A. Grow,<br>Father of The Homestead Law image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
2. Daniel Freeman, The First Homesteader,
and Galusha A. Grow,
Father of The Homestead Law
at the Grow Welcome Home In Montrose, Pennsylvania, 1903. from Galusha A. Grow: Father of the Homestead Law by James T. Du Bois & Gertrude S. Mathews, 1917.
Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker, Stone, and Elm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
3. Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker, Stone, and Elm
Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker, Stone, and Elm image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 15, 2017
4. Homestead Bill of 1862 Marker, Stone, and Elm
It is unclear if the tree is the elm planted in 1903
Speaker Grow image. Click for full size.
Harper's Weekly, July 20, 1861 (via the Internet Archive), 1861
5. Speaker Grow
This portrait of Speaker of the House, Galusha A. Grow, appeared on page 461 of Harper's Weekly, July 20 1861.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on September 18, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on January 20, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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