Airmail Special Delivery - RFD Box XXX - Mt. HomePosted Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 9:16 PM
A View from Windy Gap Quarry
"2012 will mark the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Homestead Act by President Abraham Lincoln. The commemorative event is scheduled for Sunday May 20th. Our ( http://www.nps.gov/home/planyourvisit/ev... ) signature annual summer event is **Homestead Days. As part of each event we are seeking **descendents of homesteaders from each of the thirty states in which homesteading took place. We would then like to have one person proudly represent their state by carrying their state flag in one or both of these events. After reading your blog, I wanted to make you aware of this very special opportunity."
If you are interested I have included a link that you can follow to check to see if your family members homesteaded.
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I was born September 17, 1949 in Caldwell, Idaho. Like Idaho's climate, I have a dry sense of humor. It may be a result of faulty genetics, but I come from sturdy stock. My great grandfather once served as a postmaster right on the line between Camas and Elmore Counties and is buried on what was once his land. According to research my only sibling has done, we generally agree that he started his westward trek in Indiana sometime after 1838 and died of pneumonia in 1911. If Google earth is correct, there are at least 2.5 million average steps between Ripley County, Indiana and his gravesite.
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