First Homesteader - Daniel Freeman

es_glo_storymap_firsthomesteader-DanielFreemanJoin the GLO team as they find one very special new years eve, 157 years ago, in Brownville, Nebraska! 

Did you know out of the millions of Americans who would make land claims under, The Homestead Act new authority, Daniel Freeman was the first of them all. Read more in the Story Map of the week. 

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