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Kansas Town Hopes to Attract Homesteaders

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Kansas Town Hopes to Attract Homesteaders

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Kansas Town Hopes to Attract Homesteaders

Kansas Town Hopes to Attract Homesteaders

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To protect itself against the potential demise of their town, the citizens of Marquette, Kansas, are giving away land to anyone willing to build a house and live there for a year. The residents hope the modern-day homesteading program will attract families with children to fill up the schools and bring the town back to life. Matt Hackworth of member station KCUR reports.