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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arizona, (search)
tal of $10,000,000, formed; Clarence King, United States geologist, finds the field salted with rough diamonds from Africa, Brazil, etc.......1872 A long war waged by General Crook with hostile Apaches in Arizona ends by surrender of the Tontos, Hualapais and Yavapais in 1873, and other bands in......1874 Mormon colonists from Utah settle in Apache county......March, 1876 Prescott chosen as capital......1877 New public-school law enacted......1883 Raid of Loco's band of Chiricahua Indians in the valley of the Gila begins......April 19, 1883 Acts to establish an insane asylum at Phoenix, a normal school at Tempe, and the University of Arizona at Tucson......January–March, 1885 Act providing that no polygamist or bigamist shall vote or hold office......January–March, 1885 Congress appropriates $2,000 to repair the ruin of Casa Grande, reserving from settlement the entire site of the ancient city......March 2, 1889 State capital removed from Prescott to Phoenix
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Colorado, (search)
tablished at Golden......1874 Act admitting Colorado as a State......March 3, 1875 State university established at Boulder......1876 Admission of Colorado proclaimed by President Grant......Aug. 1, 1876 [Thirty-eighth in order.] Leadville settled......August, 1877 University of Colorado incorporated 1860, and opened at Boulder......1877 State agricultural college established at Fort Collins......1878 Massacre at White River agency of N. C. Meeker and twelve others by Indians......Sept. 29, 1879 On the same day the Ute Indians ambush and attack 160 troops at Mill Creek, in Rio Blanca county. Captain Thornbury, the commander, killed; Captain Payne, of the 5th Cavalry, takes command. After being invested five days, they are relieved by Colonel Merritt......Oct. 5, 1879 [The troops lost fourteen killed and forty-three wounded.] First important discovery of silver in Gunnison county, the Forest Queen lode, made near Crested Butte......1879 Denver select
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Connecticut, (search)
..May 1, 1637 These are joined by Uncas, sachem of the Mohegans, with seventy warriors, at Say-Brook fort......May 15, 1637 Capt. John Mason, of Windsor, commanding the expedition, sails from Fort Say-Brook for Narraganset Bay, to surprise the Pequod fort......May 19, 1637 At Narraganset Bay about 200 Narraganset warriors join him. He approaches the Pequod fort on the evening of May 25, and next morning, at early light, he attacks and completely destroys it, together with about 600 Indians, men, women, and children, losing two killed and about twenty wounded......May 26, 1637 Court of Connecticut calls for forty more men for the war against the Pequods......June 26, 1637 Pequods attempt to escape into the wilderness westward. Captain Stoughton, with a Massachusetts company, pursues along Long Island Sound. With Sassacus, their sachem, the Pequods take shelter in a swamp near Fairfield, and after another severe fight surrender, but their sachem and a few followers esca