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A Lasting Legacy

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Receipts for homestead...
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Receipts for homestead applications of George Caldwell, Gainesville, Florida; and Lucinda Lockhart, San Francisco, California; November 10, 1875

Two very different homestead applications were among those filed on November 10, 1875. George Caldwell submitted his claim to a homestead in Gainesville, Florida, where he had farmed for five years. Lucinda Lockhart, widow of a soldier, based her claim on her husband’s military service and requested that it be transferred from Arkansas to California.

Records of the Bureau of Land Management, National Archives and Records Administration