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Sandra Scott Travels

Sandra Scott Travels: Discovering the Land of Dreams

When John and I were in Nebraska we learned more about the impact of the Homestead Act of 1862 on America’s Westward Movement. The video “Land of Dreams” told how the lure of free land and a better life drew1.6 million people from all over the world to unsettled parts of America. The romanticism touted by promoters did not mention the hardships and other problems. Homesteaders had to “Prove up” the land by building a home and planting crops.