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David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Vicki Schmitt and Jack Preston to talk about the impact of the Homestead Act and its impact in the western Nebraska/Wyobraska area.
The Homestead Act was one of the major contributors to settlement in Wyobraska, and both of Jack’s great grandparents homesteaded in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. He has done extensive research into the early settlers in Scotts Bluff County.
Jack is a founding member of the Farm and Ranch Museum and a current member of the Legacy of the Plains Board.