The Hollingshed Homestead in near Tetonia, Idaho. Brothers Miles and Karl Hollingshead established the homestead in 1906, claiming the land under the Homestead Act of 1862. At the time, Eastern Idaho was one of the few places where homesteaders could claim productive farmland, as its climate had discouraged earlier settlement. The brothers built a farm on the land, reflecting the region's agricultural economy. Their gradual expansion and improvements reflect, and the property visually embodies, a typical homestead experience.
This Homestead in eastern Idaho is representative of the broader settlement patterns of the region. Late to develop because of the severe climate, eastern Idaho was one of the last places an emigrant could find land to settle on and homestead.