Enlarged-Homestead Act
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Enlarged-Homestead Act petitions for designation : act of March 4, 1915 (Public, no. 299) by United States. General Land Office.

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Published by G.P.O. in [Washington .
Written in English


  • Homestead law -- United States,
  • Public lands -- United States

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Edition Notes

StatementDepartment of the Interior, General Land Office.
SeriesCircular -- no. 402., Circular (United States. General Land Office) -- no. 402.
LC ClassificationsKF5670 .U54 1916
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17744002M

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Keys, S. (). Enlarged homestead act of In G. M. Bakken & A. Kindell (Eds.), Encyclopedia of immigration and migration in the American West (Vol. 1, pp. But it was the Enlarged Homestead Act of that brought the greatest influx of homesteaders to Montana. Most were individual farmers. This new act doubled the amount of land available for claim to acres and later shortened the "prove up" time to three years. Railroads launched massive advertising campaigns to bring homesteaders to Montana. This act doubled amount of land under the Homestead Act of , and unlike the Desert Land Act, homesteaders did not have to irrigate. Under this act, they must cultivate 1/8 of the acerage within three years. Most of Oregons lands opened to entry under the Enlarged Homestead Act in The word about this recent act spread quickly.   As a descendant of a Montana woman homesteader prior to the Enlarged Homestead Act of , I'm grateful to the authors for having written this book. Read more. 7 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. amber. out of 5 stars Amazing! Reviewed in the United States on Aug Reviews: 9.

The Enlarged Homestead Act of was applied to South Dakota by Congress in , enabling settlers to acquire acres instead of The homestead laws were liberalized again in by the enactment of the Stock-Raising Homestead Act. This provided for acre homesteads on lands officially designated as nonirrigable grazing lands. In Congress passed the Enlarged Homestead Act. It made public land available that was less fit for farming than that which had been opened up by the Homestead Act of REGjONAL LIBRARY FACILITY ^^}'^ YRL AA ™ 7 0Q/1^I£ [Public, No. mo.] AN ACT To amend an act entitled "An:ienlarged homestead." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. The Homestead Act became wildly popular, and over the decades different versions of the law would be passed, such as the Timber Culture Act (), the Desert Land Act (), the .

  So, to encourage farming of the remaining drylands, the Enlarged Homestead Act doubled the number of acres a settler could claim in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada, provided they agreed to farm those areas the government designated as non-irrigable.   The most significant was the Enlarged Homestead Act of , which doubled the free land available to settlers to acres. In , Congress went even farther, lowering the required waiting period for land acquisition from five to three years, while also permitting homesteaders to be absent from their lands five months of each year. The Kinkaid Act of (ch. , 33 Stat. , Apr. 28, , 43 U.S.C. § ) is a U.S. statute that amended the Homestead Act so that one section (1 mi 2, km 2, acres) of public domain land could be acquired free of charge, apart from a modest filing applied specifically to 37 counties in northwest Nebraska, in the general area of the Nebraska Sandhills. The Enlarged Homestead Act () addressed the size problem by allowing entries of up to acres, which sparked a dramatic rise in the number of entries. Passage of the act represented a victory for the homesteading forces against the stockmen, who were pushing for larger acre allotments more amenable for grazing.