The West Facts
Esther Morris, the first woman to hold a judicial position in the United States, presided over an interesting first case. The departing justice of the peace refused to turn over the court docket an...
Number of homesteads claimed under the 1862 Homestead Act: 372,659 Share of Homestead Act homesteaders who lasted five years and received title to the land: 1/3 Acres of public land granted to rail...
Bureau of Indian Affairs Interstate Commerce Commission
"Scrip" A voucher, IOU, or some other form of paper instrument that is redeemable for cash or something else of value. Under the Morrill Education Act, states were awarded "scrip" that could be use...