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A homestead is a house that is located on land occupied by the owner, surrounded by outbuildings, and not able to be taken or sold because of a debt the owner mat have. Under the Dominion Lands Act, the "permanent dwelling" and all farm buildings surrounding it were considered the homestead.

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Guy McCumsey building home, Munson, Alberta. 1913

Guy McCumsey building home, Munson, Alberta. 1913