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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
governors ruling in New Mexico previous to 1846, with notes, may be found in Historical sketches of New Mexico, by L. Bradford Prince. A list of names only, in The annual statistician and economist, L. P. McCarty, 1889, and elsewhere.] Military governors. Gen. Stephen W. Kearnyassumes office Aug. 22, 1846 Charles Bent appointed Sept. 22, 1846 Donaciano Vigilacting Jan. 19, 1847 Lieut.-Col. J. M. Washington appointed 1848 Maj. John Munroeappointed 1849 Territorial governors. James S. Calhoun assumes office March 3, 1851 Col. E. V. Sumner acting 1852 John Greiner acting1852 William Carr Lane appointed1852 William S. Messervyacting 4 months 1853 David Meriwether appointed 1853 W. H. H. Davis acting 1857 Abraham Rencher appointed 1857 Henry Connelly1857 1861 W. F. M. Arny acting 1865 Robert B. Mitchell appointed 1866 William A. Pileappointed 1869 Marsh Giddings appointed 1871 William G. Ritch acting 1875 Samuel B. Axtell appointed 1875 Lewis Wallace appointed 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
rk imported through a French firm in St. Louis, Mo., the first Alfalfa seed sown in New Mexico, at a cost of $5 per pound......January, 1850 Mr. Clark also brought the first Bartlett pear and Ben Davis apple trees across the Great American Plains and thus became the father of modern horticulture in New Mexico......1851 First legislative Assembly convenes at Santa Fe, and declares it the capital of the territory......June 2, 1851 Santa Fe incorporated as a city......1851 Gov. James S. Calhoun dies while on his way to the States, and John Greiner becomes acting governor......June 30, 1852 Academy of Our Lady of Light, in charge of the sisters of Loretto, organized at Santa Fe......1852 Christopher or Kit Carson appointed Indian agent in New Mexico......1853 Beall & Whipple's railroad survey, 35th-parallel route......1853 Thirty-second parallel survey for railroad by Capt. John Pope (east half) and Lieut. J. G. Park (west half)......1854 Territory acquired fr