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Timber-Culture Certificate

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Title

Timber-Culture Certificate

Subject

Paper Documents, Early Nebraska Deeds and Certificates

Description

Certificate for Albert More, a family ancestor of Terrence and Sara Holoubeck. The certificate is original, paper, and stamped with United States Seal. The certificate was issued as part of the 1873 Timber Culture Act by Congress to encourage settlers to plant trees. This particular certificate, no. 475 application 2142, was issued for encouraging tree planting near/around Grand Island, Nebraska and granted More 160 acres to do so. The other interesting aspect of this artifact is that the two Presidential signatures of Benjamin Harrison do not match. The Holoubecks believe that one or both were signed by Secretary M. McKean for President Harrison.

Creator

The United States Congress

Source

Sara and Terrence Holoubeck
Albert More
General Land Office of the United States

Date

1874-1878
1873
1892 (Certificate Issue Date)
06/20/2015

Contributor

April White
Dr. Jinny Turman

Rights

Sara and Terrence Holoubeck

Relation

http://www.mnopedia.org/thing/timber-culture-act-1873
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/publish/publicat/timeline/timber_culture_act_1873.htm
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/broadsides_bdsks10468/

Format

JPEG
Paper Document

Language

English

Coverage

Grand Island, Nebraska
Washington D.C.
Buffalo County, Nebraska

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Original Format

Paper Document