The first was his squatter's rights, which he had homesteaded.
Such was the case in Iowa and in Minnesota where I homesteaded many years ago.
Union is a large county with no Forest Reserve area and has been homesteaded rapidly.
We homesteaded a place at Grunfield (Zint) and my sister bought it.
Kelley began an investigation and discovered that eighty acres near the center of the ranch never had been homesteaded.
As is usual in districts that have been homesteaded, the proportion of ownership is high.
It was in 1864 that he had homesteaded and secured the farm property which he still owns.
He raised two crops in Walla Walla county and in the fall of 1877 removed to Columbia county, where he homesteaded eighty acres.
They returned in a few days reporting that good land with plenty of bunch grass could be homesteaded on the Touchet River.
Afterward he homesteaded eighty acres adjoining his first location, which was six miles southeast of Waitsburg.