The Official Newspaper for Foster County

Dakota Datebook: Land for sale in N.D.

Abraham Lincoln's greatest influence on North Dakota was his signing of the Homestead Act in 1862, which brought thousands of settlers to the state with the promise of free land. The Railroads and the US Government were also selling land in North Dakota in the late 1800s, for as little as a dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, but there was still plenty of land available, even after the Great...