The Homestead National Monument quarter is the first of 2015 and the 26th overall in the America the Beautiful National Park Quarters series. The reverse represents the three fundamentals of survival common to all homesteaders: food, shelter and water. During the westward expansion, the Homestead Act of 1862 granted a 160-acre parcel of land to claimants and allowed nearly any man or woman a "fair chance." Located in southeast Nebraska, Homestead National Monument commemorates this act and the impact it had on the landscape and people.
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