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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
he movement was not recognized......1850 Act of Congress establishing a territorial government for New Mexico approved......Sept. 9, 1850 F. X. Aubrey rode from Santa Fe to Independence, Mo., 850 miles, in five days and sixteen hours, on a wager, and won $10,000......June, 1850 Elias T. Clark 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