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Russel Taylor's Homestead Application, May 20, 1913

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Russel Taylor's Homestead Application, May 20, 1913

Description

Mr. Warren Taylor provided some homesteading documentation from his paternal grandfather, Russel Taylor. This is Russel Taylor's homestead application, approved for 160 acres of land near Cheyenne, Wyoming on May 20th, 1913. Wyoming had a large community of African American homesteaders, which was a motivation of Russel's to move. He hoped to farm the land, while also working as a school teacher. The land proved poor for farming, and Russel and his wife Henrietta later migrated to Omaha with a large portion of the African American community from Wyoming.

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Creator

Russel Taylor

Source

Warren Taylor, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011

Date

1913-05-20

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

document

Language

English

Type

image

Coverage

Cheyenne (Wyoming)