A Major North American Climate Boundary Moves East

The 100th meridian affected all kinds of things, as this sign in South Dakota illustrates. It says, "Historically that meridian is signif

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  1. During the debate over how much land to give in homesteads in the area west of the 100th, Congress had Powell survey the situation and report back. Powell’s reply was four sections. In the east where 40 to 80 acres was enough to make a living and between not understanding the climate difference and politics, 160 acres was deemed enough.

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