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MONTANAPBS PRESENTS

Keepers of the Land

  • Aired: 05/09/2012
  • 56:59
  • Rating: NR
The Homestead Act of 1862 remains one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. The chance for free land and opportunity proved irresistible to many, and in the following decades, 151,600 homesteads had been claimed in Montana. Keepers of the Land is about three Montana families still living and working the land their ancestors homesteaded.
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Keepers of the Land
Three Montana Families and their Homestead Legacies
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