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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sacramento, (search)
Sacramento, Capital of the State of California, was early known as New Helvetia and a trading-post. It was settled by John A. Sutter (q. v.); became a place of large importance on the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall, the first building being erected in 1849; and was made the State capital in 1854. Population in 1900, 29,282.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ned to the public. July 15, 1885 Investigation of contract for ship-building with John Roach instituted by Secretary of Navy Whitney, in March; payments to Mr. Roach suspended......July 19, 1885 Gen. U. S. Grant dies at Mount McGregor, near Saratoga, N. Y., 8.08 A. M.......July 23, 1885 Proclamation of President suspending all public business on the day of funeral of General Grant......July 23, 1885 General Grant buried at Riverside Park, New York City......Aug. 8, 1885 James W. Marshall, the discoverer of gold in California, dies there in poverty,......Aug. 8, 1885 Helen Hunt Jackson, author, born 1831, dies at San Francisco, Cal.......Aug. 12, 1885 Massacre of Chinese at Rock Springs, Wyo.; fifty killed by the opposing miners......Sept. 2, 1885 Maj. Aaron Stafford, last surviving officer of the War of 1812, dies at Waterville, N. Y., aged ninety-five......Sept. 6, 1885 American sloop Puritan wins the America's Cup in a race with the British cutter Genesta
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
d B. Mason appointed governor......May 31, 1847 First steamboat in California waters leaves San Francisco, reaching Sacramento in six days and seven hours......Nov. 28, 1847 Gold discovered near Coloma on Col. John Sutter's land, by James Wilson Marshall......Jan. 19, 1848 California and New Mexico ceded to the United States by treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Feb. 2, 1848; proclaimed in California......August, 1848 First emigrants from China, two men and one woman, arrive in the bark E1885 Thirty-six-inch lenses for the great refractor of the Lick Observatory safely brought by rail from Cambridgeport, Mass., and deposited in the observatory vaults......Dec. 27, 1886 Legislature appropriates $5,000 for a monument to James W. Marshall, the discoverer of gold, at his grave in Coloma, Eldorado county......1887 Tax enacted of 1 cent on each $100 of property for the University of California......1887 Corner-stone of Stanford University laid at Palo Alto......May 20, 1