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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
..March 8, 1844 About fifty Californians, under Manuel Castro, Jesus Pico, and others, seize arms and munitions stored at San Juan Bautista, and instigate revolt against Gov. Manuel Micheltorena and his army of convicts from Mexico......Nov. 14-15, 1844 Micheltorena is supported by Sutter and other foreigners, but concludes a treaty, agreeing to send away his battalion and return to the capital......Dec. 1, 1844 First immigrants to California in wagons, the Murphy company, under Elisha Stevens, reach Sutter's Fort......Dec. 13, 1844 Micheltorena having broken the treaty of 1844, the revolution is renewed; on the field of Cahuenga he capitulates, and Pio Poco becomes governor in his stead......Feb. 21, 1845 Colonel Fremont on a third expedition obtains permission from Mexico, through United States consul Thomas O. Larkin, at Monterey, to continue his explorations of the coast......Jan. 27, 1846 Colonel Fremont, in Oregon, receives orders to watch the Mexican and Britis
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
Nevada......1775 Peter Skeen Ogden, of the Hudson Bay Fur Company, discovers the Humboldt River......1825 Jedediah S. Smith crosses the southeast corner of Nevada on his way from Great Salt Lake to Los Angeles, Cal., and on his return crosses the Sierra Nevada and the entire State of Nevada from west to east......1827 Joseph Walker and thirty-five or forty men, trappers, pass through Nevada from Great Salt Lake by the Humboldt River into California......1832-33 A party under Elisha Stevens, sometimes called the Murphy Company, pass through Nevada down the Humboldt in wagons on their way to California......1844 Gen. J. C. Fremont's expedition crosses Nevada from near Pilot Knob into California......1845 Nevada included in the territory ceded to the United States by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo......Feb. 2, 1848 H. S. Beatie takes possession of the present site of Genoa, erects a log-house, and opens a supply depot for emigrants......1849 Gold discovered in s