Registration Day, 1913

 

This photo is taken at the train depot on "registration day" that was to take place at the county courthouse in 1913. Homesteaders flocked from all over towards "free land." The land came with strings attached. The Courier covered a large story of registration and drawing names of 1.6 million acres of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation for homesteading. The proclamation was signed in August 1913. Homesteaders had to apply between Sept. 1-20. The drawing was held in Glasgow and many people crowed the hotels and slept in tents waiting for the registrations. The first day there were 723 registrations.


 

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