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Lee Ann Potter and Wynell Schamel, "The Homestead Act of 1862," Social Education 61, no. 6 (October 1997).

"Reclamation Act/Newlands Act of 1902," Center for Columbia River History.

Carl Ubbelohde, Maxine Benson, and Duane A. Smith, A Colorado History (Boulder: Pruett Publishing, 1972).

United States General Land Office, Instructions under Enlarged Homestead Act of February 19, 1909 (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1909) .