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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Canals. (search)
imuskeet, N. C. Galveston and Brazos340,000185138Galveston, Tex., to Brazos River, Tex. Hocking 975,481184342Carroll, O., to Nelsonville, O. Illinois and Michigan7,357,7871848102Chicago, 111., to La Salle, Ill. Illinois and Mississippi568,64318954 1-2Around lower rapids of Rock River, Ill. Connects with Mississippi River. Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co.4,455,0001821108Coalport, Pa., to Easton, Pa. Louisville and Portland5,578,63118722 1-2At Falls of Ohio River, Louisville, Ky. Miami and Erie8,062,6801835274Cincinnati, O., to Toledo, O. Morris 6,000,0001836103Easton, Pa., to Jersey City, N. J. Muscle Shoals and Elk River Shoals.3,156,919188916Big Muscle Shoals, Tenn., to Elk River Shoals, Tenn. Newbern and Beaufort3Clubfoot Creek to Harlow Creek, N C. Ogeechee 407,818184016Savannah River, Ga., to Ogeechee River, Ga. Ohio 4,695,2041835317Cleveland, O., to Portsmouth, O. Oswego5,239,526182838Oswego, N. Y., to Syracuse, N. Y. Pennsylvania7,731,7501839193Columbia, Northumberlan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
,709 Des Moines, Ia.62,13950,09312,046 Springfield, Mass.62,05944,17917,880 Somerville, Mass.61,64340,15221,491 Troy, N. Y.60,65160,956*305 Hoboken, N. J.59,36443,64815,716 Evansville, Ind.59,00750,7568,251 Manchester. N. H.56,98744,12612,861 Utica, N. Y.56,38344,00712,376 Peoria. Ill.56,10041,02415,076 Charleston, S. C.55,80754,955852 Savannah, Ga.54,.24443,18911,055 Salt Lake City, Utah.53,53144,8438,688 San Antonio, Tex.53,32137,67315,648 Duluth, Minn.52,96933,11519,854 Erie, Pa.52,733 40,63412,099 Elizabeth, N. J.52,13037,76414,366 Wilkesbarre, Pa.51.72137,71814,003 Kansas City, Kan.51,41838,31613,102 Harrisburg, Pa.50,16739,38510,782 Portland, Me.50,14536,42513,720 Yonkers, N. Y.47,93132,03315,898 * Decrease. Cities with population exceeding 25,000.—Continued. City.population.increase since 19001890.1890. Norfolk, Va 46,62434,87111,753 Waterbury, Conn 45,85928,64617,213 Holyoke, Mass.45.71235.63710,075 Fort Wayne, Ind. 45,11535,3939,722 Youngsto
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wright, Henrietta Christine, (search)
ty, which expected them to co-operate with it in training him to a life of usefulness. The chief opposition came from the institutions, which in many cases refused to let the children go. But the board of supervisors met this obstacle by reducing the per capita price of board, and by passing a resolution declaring that, if any child was refused to the county's agent, the superintendent of the poor would at once stop payment for his board. This opened the doors of the institutions, and Erie county, which in 1879 was paying $48,000 yearly for the support of its dependent children, had by 1892 decreased its expenses two-thirds, though the population had increased one-third. Monroe, Westchester, and Orange counties also placed out their children to some extent. When the revised constitution went into effect there were 15,000 children, or more, in institutions in New York City, costing the city over $1,500,000 yearly. The institutions throughout the State received about $2,500,000
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Erie, Lake, battle on. (search)
igh through the then wilderness to Sackett's Harbor. In March Perry went to Presque Isle (now Erie, Pa.) to hasten the construction and equipment of a little navy there designed to co-operate with General Harrison in attempts to recover Michigan. Four vessels were speedily built at Erie, and five others were taken to that well-sheltered harbor from Black Rock, near Buffalo, where Henry Eckford (q. v.)had converted merchant-vessels into war-ships. The vessels at Erie were constructed under the immediate supervision of Sailing-Master Daniel Dobbins, at the mouth of Cascade Creek. Early in MaBut men and supplies were wanting. A British squadron on the lake seriously menaced the fleet at Erie, and Perry pleaded for materials to put his vessels in proper order to meet danger. Think of my ers with vexation for want of men. Perry, anxiously waiting for men to man his little fleet at Erie, was partially gratified by the arrival there of 100 men from Black Rock, under Captain Elliott,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
vantage over their French rivals. They had cultivated the friendship of the Iroquois Confederacy, the most powerful combination of Indian tribes known to the New World. That confederacy held possession of the southern shores of lakes Ontario and Erie; and their hostility to the French had confined the settlements of that people mainly to the northern shores. During the first half of the eighteenth century many treaties were made by the English with these confederated tribes, and some valuabred by General Wolfe; and the same year Niagara fell into the hands of the English. In 1760 an English force, under Major Rogers, moved westward from Niagara, to occupy the French posts on the upper lakes. They coasted along the south shore of Erie, the first English-speaking people that sailed its waters. Near the mouth of the Grand River they met in council the chiefs of the great warrior Pontiac. A few weeks later they took possession of Detroit. Thus, says Mr. Bancroft, was Michigan w
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greeley, Horace 1811-1872 (search)
Greeley, Horace 1811-1872 Journalist; born in Amherst, N. H., Feb. 3, 1811. Fond of reading almost from babyhood, he felt a strong desire as he grew to youth to become a printer, and in 1826 was apprenticed to the art in Poultney, Vt., where he became an expert workman. His parents had moved to Erie, Pa., and during his minority he visited them twice, walking nearly the whole way. In August, 1831, he was in New York in search of work, with $10 in his pocket. He worked as a journeyman until 1833, when he began business on his own account, with a partner, printing the Morning post, the first penny daily paper (owned by Dr. H. D. Shepard) ever published. His partner (Storey) was drowned in July, and Jonas Winchester took his place. The new firm issued the New Yorker, devoted mainly to current literature, in 1834, of which Mr. Greeley was editor. The paper reached a circulation of 9,000, and continued seven years. In 1840 he edited and published the Log cabin, a campaign paper
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Indians, (search)
W. Ohio. IllinoisS. Illinois and Indiana. KickapoosN. and central Illinois. PottawattomiesNorthern Illinois. OttawasMichigan. Sacs and FoxesNorthern Wisconsin. MenomoneesSouthern shore of Lake Superior. Chippewasor OjibwaysSouthern shore of Lake Superior. II. Wyandotte or Huron-Iroquois tribes: Eries (Huron or Wyandotte-Iroquois)Southern shore of Lake Erie. Andastes (Huronor Wyandotte-Iroquois)Head-waters of the Ohio. Wyandottes (Huron or Wyandotte-Iroquois)Territory north of Lakes Erie and Ontario. Senecas (Iroquois proper)Western New York. Cayugas (Iroquois proper)Central New York. Onondagas (Iroquois proper)Central New York. Oneidas (Iroquois proper)Eastern New York. Mohawks (Iroquois proper)Eastern New York. Tuscaroras (Iroquois proper)S. W. Virginia and North Carolina. Joined the Iroquois of New York, 1713. Names and location of the principal tribes of the eight Great families at the time of the first settlements—Continued. Name.Location. Chowans (Huron)
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lake State, (search)
Lake State, Name popularly given to Michigan, which borders upon the four lakes, Superior, Huron, Michigan, and Erie. It is sometimes called the Wolverine State, from its formerly abounding with wolverines.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medals. (search)
gtonCapture of the EpervierGold. Nov. 3, 1814Capt. Johnston Blakely (to the widow)Capture of the ReindeerGold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Jacob BrownVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Peter B. PorterVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Brig.-Gen. E. W. RipleyVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Brig.-Gen. James MillerVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Winfield ScottVictory of Chippewa, etc.Gold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Edmund P. GainesVictory of ErieGold. Nov. 3, 1814Maj.-Gen. Alexander MacombVictory of PlattsburgGold. Feb. 27, 1815Maj.-Gen. Andrew JacksonVictory of New OrleansGold. Feb. 22, 1816Capt. Charles StewartCapture of the Cyane and LevantGold. Feb. 22, 1816Capt. James BiddleCapture of the PenguinGold. April 4, 1818Maj.-Gen. William H. HarrisonVictory of the ThamesGold. April 4, 1818Gov. Isaac Shelby.Victory of the ThamesGold. Feb. 13, 1835Col. George Groghan (22 years after)Defence of Fort Stevenson, 1813Gold. July 16, 18
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peace establishment. (search)
Peace establishment. When the evacuation of the seaboard by the British was completed in November, 1783, the northern and western frontier posts continued to be held by British garrisons. These were Oswegatchie (now Ogdensburg), Oswego, Niagara, Presque Isle (now Erie), Sandusky, Detroit, Mackinaw, and some of lesser importance. The occupation of these posts by garrisons did not enter into the calculations for an immediate peace establishment at the close of the Revolution, and the military force retained was less than 700 men. These were under the command of Knox, and placed in garrison at West Point and Pittsburg. Even these were discharged very soon afterwards, excepting twenty-five men to guard the stores at Pittsburg and fifty-five for West Point. No officer above the rank of captain was retained in the service. It was provided, however, that whenever the western posts should be surrendered by the British, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania should furni
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