We have posted a study on the process of acquiring a homestead using four of Clay County's early settlers as case studies.
The study was done by Kenneth Nelson, a 1963 graduate of Clay Center and educated at Nebraska Wesleyan and Oklahoma State University. More properly identified as Dr. Nelson, Ken had a career with the Department of Agriculture. He is retired and lives in Manassas, Virginia.
Formatting from the original document is not entirely compatible with Blogspot - work continues.