Tucker and Branum Homesteads
September 25, 2019
There is little pictorial evidence to display this week, because traces of the two homesteads have all but vanished, but the stories are interesting and enlightening, and we feel close to them, because we are physically near them; both intersected our little corner of Musselshell County.
From Ohio, William Tucker was awarded his first homestead in South Dakota, but when minerals were discovered on it, the government promptly reneged, confiscated it, and sent the Tuckers packing. It required a good deal of packing, too, for the family included 10 children, "5 of age," he r...