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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 16 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 14 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 12 0 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 8 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2 8 0 Browse Search
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1 6 0 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: April 28, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley) 4 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 4 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Irrigation, (search)
xas on the south. 2. A region beginning at the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains and extending westward to the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington. It comprises an immense territory, Irrigation by pipe system. Irrigation by artesian-well system. which includes the park system of the Rockies, culminating in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and northeast Arizona. The section contains many mountain systems, the Great Basin of Salt Lake, the great cañon system and plateau of the Colorado, the meadow-lands of Nevada, the northwest Columbia Basin, and the National Park. 3. A region including about onefourth of the territory of California, and divided into two parts —the foothills of the Sierras and the broad, level valley lying between the Sierras and the Coast Range. In 1900 these divisions taken as a whole contained a population of 9,000,000 people, and over 50,000,000 acres of land under some form of cultivation.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mormons, (search)
e high council, with seventy wagons drawn by horses, proceeded as pioneers to take possession of the country. They passed up the north fork of the Platte River to Fort Laramie, crossed Salt Lake City. that stream, followed its course along the banks of the Black Hills to South Pass, which they penetrated. Along the rivers, through deep canons, over the lofty Utah Mountains, they toiled on until, on the evening of July 20, they saw, from the summits of the Wasatch Mountains, the placid Salt Lake glittering in the beams of the setting sun. It was like the vision of the Hebrew law-giver on Mount Pisgah. It was a scene of wondrous interest. Stretched out before them was the Land of Promise where they hoped never to be molested by Gentiles, or the arm of Gentile government. The pilgrims entered the valley on July 21, and on the 24th the president and high council arrived. They chose the site for a city on a gentle slope, on the banks of a stream which they called Jordan, connectin
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Taylor, Zachary 1784- (search)
and were already in active progress of execution before any communication from me reached California. If the proposed constitution shall, when submitted to Congress, be found to be in compliance with the requisitions of the Constitution of the United States, I earnestly recommend that it may receive the sanction of Congress. The part of California not included in the proposed State of that name is believed to be uninhabited, except in a settlement of our countrymen in the vicinity of Salt Lake. A claim has been advanced by the State of Texas to a very large portion of the most populous district of the Territory commonly designated by the name of New Mexico. If the people of New Mexico had formed a plan of a State government for that Territory as ceded by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, and had been admitted by Congress as a State, our Constitution would have afforded the means of obtaining an adjustment of the question of boundary with Texas by a judicial decision. At pres
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Townsend, George Alfred 1841- (search)
Townsend, George Alfred 1841- Journalist; born in Georgetown, Del., Jan. 30, 1841; educated in Philadelphia, Pa.; entered journalism in 1860; was war correspondent for the New York World in 1864-65. and was connected with other well-known papers, including the New York Herald, Chicago Tribune, the Cincinnati Enquirer, etc., under the pen-name of Gath. He is the author of Life of Garibaldi; Real life of Abraham Lincoln; The New world compared with the old; Washington outside and inside; Mormon trials at Salt Lake; Washington Rebuilded; Tales of the Chesapeake; Life of Levi P. Morton; Tales of Gapland, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), California (search)
ix months......Oct. 21, 1822 Iturbide surrenders his crown, March, 1823, and is banished from America, May, 1823; California is substantially independent until the new constitution of the Mexican Republic is ratified by the Junta of California......May 26, 1825 Electors, summoned by Gov. Jose Maria Escheandia, choose Capt. Jose de la Guerra y Noriega delegate to Mexican Congress......Feb. 18, 1826 Jedediah S. Smith, a trapper from the United States, the first to make the trip from Salt Lake, reaches San Gabriel......Dec. 26, 1826 Territorial committee, seven members and three substitutes chosen by the junta of electors at San Diego in February, meets at Monterey......June 14, 1827 Joaquin Solis, a convict ranchero, instigates the troops to revolt against the governor, with a view to give all offices to Californians; soldiers at Monterey seize the presidio, Nov. 12-13, and later meet no opposition at San Francisco......1829 Governor Escheandia by proclamation calls on
.....Sept. 8, 1843 Brigham Young and 142 Mormons, in search of a location for their new Zion, arrive at the site of Salt Lake City......July 21, 1847 Mormons to the number of 1,553, with 580 wagons, leave Council Bluffs, July 4, and reach Salt Lake......September, 1847 Utah included in the cession by Mexico to the United States by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo......Feb. 2, 1848 James Brown purchases the tract where Ogden now stands from Miles M. Goodyear, who held it by Spanish greseret, with capital at Salt Lake City, formed by a convention which met at Salt Lake City, March 4, and chose Brigham Young governor, March 12. First General Assembly convenes......July 2, 1849 Perpetual Emigration Fund Company organized at Salt Lake......Oct. 6, 1849 City of Provo founded......1849 First number of the Deseret News published at Salt Lake City......June 15, 1850 City of Ogden laid out......August, 1850 Territory of Utah created by act of Congress......Sept. 9, 18