Seeking Montana Homestead Families
From the Associated Press this morning: The National Park Service is seeking Montana homesteaders and their descendants to commemorate next year's 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act. Montana was one of 30 homesteaded states, with more than 150,000 successful homestead claims representing about a third of the state's total acreage. Anniversary events will be held at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Neb. Volunteers from each homestead state are needed to carry their state's flag for a commemoration event on May 20 and a Homestead Day's Parade on June 16. Click here for more information.