Sun River Homestead
Sun River Homestead --------------------
Central City, Iowa
Spokane, Washington
Sun River Valley, Montana
Helena, Montana
Miles City, Montana
Missoula, Montana
With the lure of land ownership, the Homestead Act of 1862 encouraged more than 600,000 people to migrate west. Among its new inhabitants were Esther Strasburger and her two sisters, who settled in Simms, Montana, in 1909. These women accepted the challenges of homesteading and forever staked a claim to the West. Today, Esther's legacy remains in a great-granddaughter who still lives near Simms and for whom the land and its rewards are a way of life.
Sun River Homestead Map
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