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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arizona, (search)
This young goddess was called Arizonia, the name signifying Maiden Queen. This Arizonia dwelt upon the earth a great length of time in lonely solitude, until at a certain time, while basking in the sunbeams, a drop of dew from heaven rested upon arizonia, who in due time blessed the world with twins, a son and a daughter, and these became the father and mother of the Zuni Indians, and from this tribe arose all other races of men, the black, white, olive, and all other clay-colored men being merely apostate offshoots from this original tribe, and the Zunis being the only pure, original stock, children of the sun, now upon the earth. Governors of the Territory.  Term of Office. R. C. McCormick1867-69 A. P. K. Safford1870-77 John P. Hoyt1878 John C. Fremont1879-82 Frederick Tuttle1882-85 C. Meyer Zulick1885-89 Lewis Wolfley1889-91 John N. Irwin1891-92 Nathan O. Murphy1892-94 Lewis C. Hughes1894-96 Benj. J. Franklin1896-97 Myron H. McCord1897-99 Nathan O. Murphy1899--
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
an domination, her governors (twelve) were appointed from Mexico. From 1846 her governors have been as follows: California republic Governor. Name.Term. John C. Fremont 1846 Provisional or military governors under the United States. Name.Term. Corn. Robert F. Stockton1847 John C. Fremont1847 Gen. Stephen W. Kearny1847John C. Fremont1847 Gen. Stephen W. Kearny1847 Richard B. Mason1847 to 1849 Gen. Persifer F. Smith1849 Bennett Riley1849 State governors. Name.Term. Peter H. Burnett1849 to 1851 John McDougall1851 to 1852 John Bigler1852 to 1856 J. Neely Johnson1856 to 1858 John B. Weller1858 to 1860 Milton S. Latham1860 John G. Downey1860 to 1862 Leland Stanford1862 to 1863 Fr Waterman1887 to 1891 Henry H. Markhan1891 to 1895 J. H. Budd1895 to 1899 Henry T. Gage1899 to 1903 United States Senators. Name.No. of CongressTerm. John C. Fremont31st1849 to 1851 William M. Gwin31st to 36th1849 to 1861 John B. Weller32d to 34th1851 to 1857 David C. Broderick35th to 36th1857 to 1859 Henry P. Hann36th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Carson, Christopher 1809-1868 (search)
Carson, Christopher 1809-1868 Popularly known as Kit Carson, military officer; born in Madison county, Ky., Dec. 24, 1809; began a life of adventure when seventeen years old; was a trapper on the plains for eight years; and then hunter for Bent's Fort garrison for eight years more. Soon afterwards he became acquainted with John C. Fremont (q. v.), who employed him as guide on his later explorations. His extensive familiarity with the habits and language of the various Indian tribes in the Western country, and his possession of their confidence, made him exceptionally effective in promoting the settlement of that region. In 1847 he was appointed a second lieutenant in the United States Mounted Rifles; in 1853 drove 6,500 sheep across the mountains into California, and on his return was made Indian agent in New Mexico, where he did much in securing treaties between the government and the Indians. During the Civil War he rendered important service in Colorado, New Mexico, and th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado (search)
emainder in the Mexican cession of 1848. Francis Vasquez de Coronado is believed to have been the first European explorer of this region in 1540. In 1806 President Jefferson sent an expedition, under Lieut. Z. M. Pike, to explore this region, and it nearly crossed the territory from north to south in the mountain region, and discovered State seal of Colorado. the mountain known as Pike's Peak. In 1820 another expedition, under Col. S. H. Long, visited this region; and in 1842-44 Col. John C. Fremont crossed it in his famous passage over the Rocky Mountains. Before the beginning of the nineteenth century, it is believed that no white inhabitants lived in Colorado, excepting a few Mexicans and Spaniards in the southern portion. Gold was discovered there, near the mouth of Clear Creek, in 1852, by a Cherokee cattle-dealer. This and other discoveries of the precious metal brought about 400 persons to Colorado in 1858-59; and the first discovery of a gold-bearing lode was by John H
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fremont, Jessie Benton 1824- (search)
Fremont, Jessie Benton 1824- Author; born in Virginia in 1824; was the daughter of Senator Thomas H. Benton, of Missouri; married John C. Fremont in 1841. She has published The story of the Guard; Memoir of Thomas H. Benton; Souvenirs of my time; A year of American travel, etc. Fremont, John Charles
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fremont, John Charles 1813-1890 (search)
after the war. For his scientific researches, Fremont received, in 1850, a gold medal from the King command the Western Department; but, John Charles Fremont. through the intrigues of ambitious polastro and his forces, strong in numbers, when Fremont retired about 30 miles, to a mountain positiohority from Washington to conquer California, Fremont appeared there with 160 mounted riflemen. On Aug. 17, 1846, Stockton and Fremont took possession of the city of Los Angeles; and at that place ection, fell back, and became very discreet. Fremont returned to St. Louis on Aug. 4, having accomst, issued an order for such a modification. Fremont could not, for it would imply that he thoughtmen jealous of him and his political enemies, Fremont's career was suddenly checked. False accusernder, by the men of the West. Ascent of Fremont's Peak. In the Journal of his first expedition (1842), Fremont gives a modest yet thrilling account of the ascent of the highest peak of the [22 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall, James 1744-1826 (search)
he persistence and significance of mineralogical character as an indicator to classification. In speaking of this a scholar has said: It is not too much to say that the method was established by the New York survey, and that it finds its best in the classic fourth district; here it was that American stratigraphic geology was founded. Furthermore, Dr. Hall originated the rational theory of mountains, which is held to be one of the most valuable contributions made to isostasy. His publications include beside those mentioned: Graptolites of the Quebec group; the paleontological portions of Fremont's exploring expedition, appendix a; Expedition to the Great Salt Lake; United States and Mexican boundary survey; United States Geological exploration of the Fortieth parallel (vol. IV., 1877); Geological survey of Iowa, and chapters on geology, paleontology and physical geography in the Report on the Geological survey of the State of Wisconsin. He died in Echo Hill, N. H., Aug. 7, 1898.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Halleck, Henry wager 1815- (search)
coast during the war with Mexico, in which he distinguished himself. He was on the staff of Commodore Shubrick at the capture of Mazatlan, and was made lieutenant-governor. From Aug. 13, 1847, to Dec. 20, 1849, he was secretary of the province and Territory of California, and had a large share in preparing the State constitution. He left the army in 1854, and began the practice of law in San Francisco. In August, 1861, he was appointed a major-general of the regular army, and succeeded Fremont in command of the Western Department in November. In 1862 he took command of the army before Corinth, and in July of that year he was appointed general-in-chief, and held that post until superseded by Grant, when he became chief of staff of the army, remaining such till April, 1865, when he was placed in command of the Military Division of the James, with his headquarters at Richmond. In August he was transferred to the Division of the Pacific, and in March, 1869, to that of the South, wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hunter, David 1802-1886 (search)
Hunter, David 1802-1886 Military officer; born in Washington, D. C., July 21, 1802; graduated at West Point in 1822; was appointed colonel of the 6th Cavalry in May, 1861; and commanded the main column of the Union troops, as brigadiergeneral, in the battle of Bull Run, where he was severely wounded. In August he was made major-general of volunteers; served under Fremont in Missouri; and superseded him in November. In the spring of 1862 he was in command of the Department of the South. He commanded the Department of West Virginia in the summer of 1864, where he was active for a while. For his various services he was brevetted major-general in 1865. He was retired in 1866, and died in Washington, D. C., Feb. 2, 1886. In the spring of 1862 General Hunter was in command of the Department of the South. He declared martial law in his department. Giving a free interpretation to his instructions from the War Department, he took measures for organizing regiments of negro troops
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Island number10. (search)
Valley, for it appeared probable that Memphis, one of the strongholds of the Confederates, where they had immense work-shops and armories, would soon share the fate of Columbus, and that National gunboats would speedily patrol the great river from Cairo to New Orleans. Martial law was proclaimed at Memphis, and only by the wisdom and firmness of the mayor were the troops and panicstricken citizens prevented from laying the town in ashes. Preparations for flight were made at Vicksburg, and intense alarm prevailed at New Orleans among the disloyal population. It seemed as if the plan devised by Fremont, and now partially executed, was about to be successfully carried out. Curtis had already broken the military power of the Confederates west of the Mississippi, and a heavy National force, pressing on towards Alabama and Mississippi, had just achieved a triumph on the banks of the Bombardment of Island number10. Tennessee, a score of miles from Corinth. See Fremont, John Charles.
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