Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thank you Homestead Congress Blog 2009 Contributors

The Friends of Homestead National Monument thank the readers of the Homestead Congress blog for their continued support. As of this writing there have been over 12,000 hits to our educational postings on the purpose of the Homestead Act and its many fascinating stories. Readers range from Beatrice, Nebraska, hometown of the Monument, to both the east and west coasts of the United States, as well as, every continent in the world.



Without the talents, efforts, and contributions of our many volunteers and supporters the Homestead Congress blog would not be possible. Happy holidays and thank you to:
  • Todd Arrington, Homestead National Monument of America Historian
  • Merrith Baughman, Homestead National Monument Chief Ranger
  • Jesse Bolli, Homestead National Monument of America Resource Management Specialist
  • Susan Cook, Homestead National Monument of America Ranger
  • Jerry Davison, Homestead Congress Volunteer
  • Rhonda Eddy, Homestead National Monument of America Volunteer
  • Denise Elmer, Homestead Congress Volunteer
  • Gene Finke, Homestead National Monument of America Volunteer
  • Lori Herrera, Southeast Community College Student
  • Jason Jurgena, Homestead National Monument of America Museum Curator
  • Lindsey Katz, Southeast Community College Student
  • Stacy Kristek, Southeast Community College Student
  • Bernadette Korslund, Homestead National Monument of America Volunteer
  • Allison La Duke, Homestead National Monument of America Park Guide
  • Doris Martin, Homestead National Monument of America
  • Penny Musco, Homestead National Monument of America First Artist in Residence
  • Travis Nielsen, Southeast Community College Student
  • Christopher Newman, Southeast Community College Student
  • Amanda Neville, Southeast Community College Student
  • Anne Paquette, Homestead Innovation Congress Sponsor
  • Shaina Peters, Southeast Community College Student
  • Elissa Schotte, Southeast Community College Student
  • Jenna Specht, Southeast Community College Student
  • Karol Tharnish, Southeast Community College Student
  • Jarred Thimm, Southeast Community College Student
  • Diane Vicars, Homestead National Monument of America Volunteer
  • Amy Yetter, Southeast Community College Student

 Homestead Congress is a communication program for the Friends of Homestead National Monument of America. It is a 501(c)(3) educational, charitable organization recognized by the IRS to receive tax deductible gifts directed to the use of Homestead National Monument. The Homestead National Monument of America is the source of accurate information on the Homestead Act. Our authors contributions can be found at: http://homesteadcongress.blogspot.com/
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Are you a descendant of Homesteaders?

If you are a descendant of Homesteaders, send you name and address along with any family histories to the Friends of Homestead. The Friends of Homestead are collecting the names and addresses of all descendants. This information should be sent to:

Friends of Homestead
8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice, NE 68310

or email friendsofhomestead@gmail.com

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