- 4” Douglas fir planks
- Sun and wind distressed
- Deconstructed, de-nailed, and wire brushed
- 2’ to 12’ lengths available
1872 Homestead Act
Under the Dominion Lands Act, individuals could apply to homestead a quarter section (160 acres) of their choice. Then, after paying a $10 filing fee and 'proving up' their homestead claim (occupying the land for at least three years and performing certain improvements, including building a house and barn, fencing, breaking and cropping a portion of the land), the homesteader could apply for patent (title) to the land.
Did You Know?
Ranching dominated southern Alberta but the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the late 1800’s brought in many new immigrants and settlers, and those who were interested in agriculture were more likely to become local homesteaders and farmers rather than ranchers. This explains the abundance of small wooden granaries dotting our landscape.