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Reviving the Great Plains with Homesteading

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Reviving the Great Plains with Homesteading

Reviving the Great Plains with Homesteading

Reviving the Great Plains with Homesteading

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The 1862 Homestead Act provided 160-acre parcels of land to settlers willing to populate the Western United States. With many original homestead towns dying, two senators have proposed new homestead legislation to revive the Great Plains. NPR's David Welna reports from the Capitol.

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