Arago: Centenary of the Homestead Act Issue

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Centenary of the Homestead Act Issue

4c Homestead Act single

Scott Catalogue USA: 1198
Description:

This Homestead Act Issue stamp commemorated the centennial of the first Homestead Act in 1862. The act allowed settlers to claim a federal land grant of western property. To receive a clear title, the applicant must not have taken up arms against the United States, be 21 years old or the head of a household, pay a small filing fee and live on the land for at least five years and make improvements. The stamp features a homesteading couple by a sod hut.

United States; Homestead Act; federal; land grant; title; deed; landscape; sod; hut; man; woman; agriculture

Date:
May 20, 1962
Medium:
paper; ink (slate); adhesive / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.5416
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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