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...."Homestead"....

A Simple Small Sign - BUT - OH!! the information contained within..

First - John Hanson ...."Homestead".... of 160 acres that started in 1890 is now
118 years old and has many thousands of acres. This Homestead is 60 miles
West of my home and most homesteads were started in my area in 1878 - 1880.
In addition this homestead is 20 South of Fort McPherson, you will remember in
my earlier images that it was established in the 1860's.

Second - John Hansen was a Cattleman - Horse Breeder - Farmer and Timber
producer (see images)

Third - If you look closely at the bottom framing iron - the legal description of the
property has been welded upon the flat iron. Anyone interested can look at the
Platte Map and know the exact location of the original Homestead.

Fourth - This sign is on the South border of the Ranch (see the fence line) - a
duplicate sign is north of here several miles and shows the North border of the
property.

Fifth - Once Homesteading began the saying "Good Fences Make Good
Neighbors" became very true. You can see the fence is well maintained.
Many Ranch's employee crews who's only responsibility is fence maintenance
and most of the work is done from riding horses to survey the fences.

Sixth - The sign is intentionally open in nature - so you can look through
the sign - John Hansen's property extends as far as the eye can see on this
very clear day.

As you now know this simple small sign tells a very large story!!

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Thanks to everyone for looking in.
Larry

original, light crop, sized, sharpened and framed to TE.
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