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Document for September 12th:
Homestead Proof—Testimony of Claimant Almanzo Wilder, 09/12/1884


Homestead Proof Testimony of Almanzo Wilder, 09/12/1884 (National Archives Identifier: 595419 ); Homestead Final Certificates, 1880 - 1907; Record Group 49; Records of the Bureau of Land Management, 1685 - 1989; National Archives.

Dated September 12, 1884, this is the homestead proof of Almanzo James Wilder, husband of "Little House" author Laura Ingalls Wilder. His claim for land in De Smet, Dakokta territory, notes a 12' x 12' frame house with two doors, one window, and a cellar, a two stables.
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