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Homestead National Monument name change approved

(KLZA)--Nebraska 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith has announced his bill  to rename Homestead National Monument in Gage County has passed the House of Representatives. 

Smith's bill proposed to change the name to Homestead National Historical Park. 

The park located west of Beatrice includes exhibits allowing families to connect with their own history through the modern visitor center data base.  The facility also offers hands-on learning experiences.  

The Homestead National Monument commemorates the first claim under the the Homestead Act of 1862 signed by President Abraham Lincoln. 

The site includes a heritage museum,  the Freeman School, a tall grass prairie, hiking trails, a forest and farming demonstrations. 

The bill H.R. 1472 now awaits action in the Senate. 

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