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Dakota Datebook: 1962 Homestead Act Stamp


May 16, 2022

Dakota Datebook written by Christina Sunwall.

One hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, on this date in 1962, the Homestead Act Commemorative four-cent stamp was released. The stamp featured John and Marget Bakken standing in front of their sod house in Walsh County, North Dakota.

John Bakken, born in Minnesota, and Marget, an immigrant from Telemarken, Norway,...

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