4c Homestead Act single
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