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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 8 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
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.) 4 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 24, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 1, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 2 0 Browse Search
World English Bible (ed. Rainbow Missions, Inc., Rainbow Missions, Inc.; revision of the American Standard Version of 1901) 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bland, Richard Parks, -1899 (search)
Bland, Richard Parks, -1899 Lawyer; born near Hartford, Ky., Aug. 19, 1835; received an academic education, and later settled in Nevada, beginning the practice of law in Virginia City. Removing to Missouri, he practised law in Rolla in 1865-69, and then at Lebanon. He was a member of Congress in 1873-95, and from 1897 till his death; and was the recognized leader in the House of the free-silver movement. At the National Democratic Convention in 1896 he received many votes for the Presidential nomination, which was ultimately given to William J. Bryan (q. v.). Mr. Bland was the author of the free-silver coinage bill, which afterwards became known as the Bland-Allison act. He died in Lebanon, Mo., June 15, 1899. See Bland silver bill.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
art of the Mexican cession to the United States by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The Territory of Nevada was created by act of Congress, March 2, 1861, from a portion of Utah. By act of July 14, 1862, a further portion of Utah was added. A State constitution was framed by a convention, and Nevada was admitted into the Union Oct. 31, 1864. Nevada had few inhabitants until after 1859, in the summer of which year silver was found in the Washoe district, when settlers began to pour in Virginia City sprang up as if by magic, and in 1864 it was the second city west of the Rocky Mountains. Gold had been State seal of Nevada. discovered in 1849, by Mormons, but ten years later not more than 1,000 inhabitants were within the Territory. But, two years after the discovery of silver, the number of inhabitants had risen to 16,000. The number of tribal Indians in the State in 1874 was between 4,000 and 5,000. Population in 1880, 62,266; in 1890, 45,761; in 1900, 42,335. See United Sta
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stewart, William Morris 1827- (search)
Stewart, William Morris 1827- Legislator; born in Lyons, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1827; educated at Yale College; went to California in 1850 and discovered the famous Eureka gold deposits in Nevada county; studied law in 1852; became attorney-general of California in 1854; settled in Virginia City, Nev., in 1860; was engaged in the development of the famous Comstock lode; was elected United States Senator in 1864, 1869, 1887, 1893, and 1899. In 1900 he was chairman of the Senate committee on mines and mining.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nevada, (search)
k......April 12, 1860 First Catholic church in Nevada erected at Genoa by Father Gallagher......1860 War between the settlers and the Pah-Utes Indians opens by an attack on Williams Station, May 7. Battle at Pyramid Lake fought May 12, and at Fort Storey, June 3, after which the Indians disperse......1860 Territory of Nevada organized by Congress......March 2, 1861 Jesse L. Bennett, a Methodist preacher in Carson Valley during 1859, delivers the first sermon ever preached in Virginia City, then the capital......1861 Governor Nye proclaims the Territory organized......July 11, 1861 Carson City declared the permanent seat of government by act of the legislature......Nov. 25, 1861 Butler Ives, commissioner on the part of Nevada, and John F. Kidder, of California, meet in Lake Valley to establish the boundary-line between California and Nevada......May 22, 1863 Discovery of a salt basin five miles square, near the sink of the Carson River, containing pure rock-sal