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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
103° was acquired from Mexico by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, proclaimed......July 4, 1848 Omaha founded......1854 Congress organizes the Territory of Nebraska between lat. 40° and 49°, and between the Missouri River and Minnesota on the east and Utah Territory on the west......May 30, 1854 Francis Burt, appointed governor, dies soon after reaching the Territory; Thomas B. Cuming acting governor......Oct. 13, 1854 Legislature and delegates to Congress first elected......Dec. 12, 1854 First legislature convenes at Omaha......Jan. 16, 1855 Capitol at Omaha completed......January, 1858 Governor Black issues a proclamation calling out volunteers for the Federal army......M ay 1, 1861 Act to enable the people to form a State government......April 19, 1864 Constitution framed by convention, Feb. 9, 1866; ratified by the people, 3,938 for and 3,838 against......June 21, 1866 Act to admit Nebraska as a State is passed over a veto, upon the fundamental condi