New Homestead Act

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Pigeon Lady, May 26, 2004.

  1. Pigeon Lady

    Pigeon Lady Well-Known Member Supporter

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  2. Shrek

    Shrek Singletree Moderator Staff Member

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    no free land with this one. Tax credits for small businesses and student loan forgiveness for 5 year indenturment to rural areas.
     

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    uyk7 Well-Known Member

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    I signed up for the email updates. I'll take the write off for student loans and any grants I can get to start/expand my business.
     
  4. John_in_Houston

    John_in_Houston Well-Known Member

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    Screw that, I want my quarter-section at a dollar an acre!
     
  5. Pigeon Lady

    Pigeon Lady Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I want that "100 acres and a mule" deal. And a guarantee that no one"s going to build next door!

    P.L.
     
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    bgak47 Well-Known Member

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    The original Homestead Act provided for a claim on 160 acres. To claim the land you had to stake the boundaries, erect a cabin or a house, improve the land(usually by planting a crop), & live on the land for 5yrs. Here in Oklahoma, several million acres were claimed from 1889 untill 1893. Many of our most promonent citizens started as Homesteaders & became rich. E.K.Gaylord came here & staked a claim on a few city lots in what would become OKC & started a newspaper.In 50yrs he had a strangle-hold on Oklahoma, & was a multi-millionair. The Gaylord fortune is based on free land & double-dealing.