|Then, as now, windmills dot the flat landscape. |
They provide the crucial source of power
to pump up water.
Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. I knew the Homestead Act had a huge impact on the settling of the American West, and I figured after so much nature a bit of history would provide us all with some perspective. How did people actually live 150 years ago when the landscape we now associate with endless cornfields was open prairie?