homestead act http://kbia.org en The lasting heritage of the Homestead Act http://kbia.org/post/lasting-heritage-homestead-act <p>LITTLE RIVER, Kan. &ndash; Before this town was here, before the railroads were here, before a post office was here, the Hodgsons were here.</p><p>In 1871, Hannah and Henry Clay Hodgson moved into a one-room dugout on the banks of the Little Arkansas, their view an Indian camp on the other side of the river. They arrived in central Kansas in November, in the midst of a blizzard, and it took them three days from the train stop in Salina to get the 60 miles south to this outpost.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:53:16 +0000 Peggy Lowe 17399 at http://kbia.org The lasting heritage of the Homestead Act