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Homestead national monument movie

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Last week's Arctic homesteading documentary really managed to stay with me and inspired a medium sized search for another similar type story.

That seems like all there is of the free stuff, but the Homestead National Monument of America just updated the movie that plays in their Museum. It's not online yet, but if you're in or near the Beatrice Nebraska zipcode you might want to plan a visit.

160 acres of land free for the taking sounds like a good deal, but I'm not sure if I would have gone for such a dream if I were alive back then. I guess it would depend on if there were any other options at the time.



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I was listening to the prairie companion on public radio, and heard this song on thier joke segment, thought it would amuse you.

http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2008/03/08/scripts/chickens.shtml

Comment by Rebecca M Sat Mar 6 21:06:15 2010
Yes.....road crossing chickens has always been a good source of farm fodder when it comes to joke time....although I have yet to see a real chicken cross a road in real life....maybe a few times in the movies.
Comment by mark Sun Mar 7 19:51:28 2010
I've seen chickens cross the road. In fact, one of my early driving lessons consisted of my father telling me the ethical thing to do if you accidentally run over someone's chicken on a country road. (Stop and offer to pay for it, in case you were curious.)
Comment by anna Sun Mar 7 20:23:58 2010





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