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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agriculture. (search)
cts was $835,912,952, or 60.99 per cent. of the entire value. In the preceding year the percentage was 65.19; but in 1899-1900 the exports of domestic manufactures increased to an unprecedented extent, and caused a lowering of the agricultural percentage. In the period quoted the export of agricultural implements rose in value to $16,094,886. The following details, covering the calendar year 1899, show still more strikingly the great value of this industry and its most productive crops: Wheat, acreage under cultivation, 44,592,516; production, in bushels, 547,303,846; value, $319,545,259--corn, acreage, 82,108,587; production, 2,078,143,933; value, $629,210,110-oats, acreage, 26,341,380; production, 796,177,713; value, $198,167,975-rye, acreage, 1,659,308; production, 23,961,741; value, $12,214,118--buckwheat, acreage, 670,148; production, 11,094,473; value, $6,183,675--barley, acreage, 2,878,229; production, 73,381,563; value, $29,594,254--potatoes, acreage, 2,581,353; productio
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
s......Nov. 14, 1888 Norman J. Coleman appointed Secretary of Agriculture......Feb. 12, 1889 Australian ballot reform act, applicable to cities and towns with a population of 5,000 and over, passed by the legislature......1889 Act of legislature appointing the first Friday after the first Tuesday of April to be observed as Arbor Day......1889 David Walker, William Walker, and John Matthews, Bald-knobbers, sentenced April, 1888, finally executed at Ozark......May 10, 1889 Inter-State Wheat Growers' Association of Mississippi Valley meets at St. Louis, N. J. Coleman, presiding......Oct. 27, 1889 Woman's temperance crusade in Lathrop, etc., from......Feb. 10, 1890 State Treasurer E. T. Noland suspended from office for defalcation to the amount of $32,745.69......March 4, 1890 Semi-centennial of the laying of the corner-stone of the State university at Columbia celebrated......July 4, 1890 Limited Kansas City express on the Missouri Pacific Railroad is held up b
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
embly passes the constitutional amendment providing for biennial sessions of the legislature (the measure having previously passed the Senate)......March 3, 1898 Governor Black signs the new primary election law......March 28, 1898 Seventy-first Regiment of New York marches to camp at Hempstead, L. I., on President's call for troops......April 29, 1898 [Leaves for the front May 14.] Governor Black promulgates order disbanding the 13th Regiment, N. G., S. N. Y.......May 8, 1898 Wheat sells in New York at $1.90......May 9, 1898 Mayor Van Wyck summarily removes Police Commissioners Philips and Hamilton and Chief of Police McCullagh......May 21, 1898 Thirty-nine Spaniards, prisoners of war, arrive in New York......June 3, 1898 First Regiment of New York starts for Manila......July 7, 1898 Secretary Alger orders torpedoes and mines removed from New York Harbor......July 15, 1898 State capitol at Albany officially completed; total cost, $24,244,102.80......Aug.
Wheat, The second most valuable farm crop in the United States. The following table shows the acreage, production, and value, by States and Territories, in the calendar year 1900: States and Territories.Acreage.Production.Total value. Bushels.Dollars. Maine2,09040,75536,680 New Hampshire4968,0857,438 Vermont3,48981,99263,954 Connecticut3306,8645,628 New York367,0156,496,1665,002,048 New Jersey122,7532,344,5821,734,991 Pennsylvania1,502,32120,281,33414,602,560 Delaware72,8641,479,1391,035,397 Maryland778,86415,187,84810,783,372 Virginia791,7599,421,9326,783,791 North Carolina620,9175,960,8034,887,858 South Carolina238,0922,142,8282,164,256 Georgia550,6745,011,1334,760,576 Alabama96,458916,351815,552 Mississippi4,24840,78134,256 Texas1,271,51723,395,91314,973,384 Arkansas266,2792,689,4181,748,122 Tennessee1,181,42311,696,0889,239,910 West Virginia454,3774,452,8953,428,729 Kentucky957,14212,442,8468,585,564 Ohio1,420,6468,523,8766,051,952 Michigan1,219,969
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williams, Edwin 1797-1854 (search)
Williams, Edwin 1797-1854 Author; born in Norwich, Conn., March 7, 1797; settled in New York City, where he served many years as secretary of the American Institute; and was connected with the principal geographical, statistical, and historical societies of the United States. His publications include The politician's manual; New universal Gazetter; Book of the Constitution; New York as it is; Arctic voyages; The statesman's manual (carried on after his death by Benson J. Lossing); Wheat trade of the United States and Europe; Presidents of the United States; The twelve stars of the republic, etc. He died in New York City, Oct. 21, 1854.