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The Strip Bill divided Indian land for homesteading

by Wilbur Bush

Several years after the funding of Daviess County in 1893 and the founding of Millport, the first town in the county, the Strip Bill was passed. Daviess County was still in its forming stages. Indians roamed the virgin prairie, and the land was still opened to settlers and homesteaders. This new act divided a large strip of land into thirds by lines running north and south.

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