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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Oregon, (search)
, Oregon was admitted into the Union as a State, with its present limits. Many Indian wars have troubled Oregon, the last one of importance being the Modoc War, 1872-73 (see Modoc Indians). Population in 1890, 313,767: in 1900,413,536. See United States, Oregon, in vol. IX. Territorial governors. George Abernethyappointed1845 Joseph Lane to 1849 J. P. Gaines to 1849 Joseph Lane to 1853 George L. Curry to 1853 John W. Davis to 1853 George L. Curry to 1854 State governors. John Whiteakerassumes office1859 Addison C. Gibbsassumes office1862 George L. Woodsassumes office1866 Lafayette Groverassumes office1870 S F. ChadwickactingFeb. 1, 1877 W. W. Thayerassumes office1878 Zenas Ferry Moodyassumes office1882 Sylvester Pennoyer, Demassumes officeJan. 1, 1887 William Paine Lordassumes office1895 Theodore T. Geerassumes office1899 United States Senators. Name.No. of Congress.Term. Delazon Smith35th1859 to 1860 Joseph Lane35th to 37th1859 to 1861 Edward D. Ba
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oregon, (search)
inst slavery, 5,082; against free negroes, 7,559......Nov. 9, 1857 Coal discovered at Coos Bay, near Empire City, 1853, and mines discovered by James Aiken at Newport and Eastport, opened......1858 State legislature meets, July 5, and Governor Whiteaker is inaugurated......July 8, 1858 Act admitting Oregon signed by the President......Feb. 14, 1859 Governor Whiteaker convenes the legislature, and completes the organization of the State government......May 16, 1859 Joseph Lane, ex-Governor Whiteaker convenes the legislature, and completes the organization of the State government......May 16, 1859 Joseph Lane, ex-governor of Oregon, nominated for Vice-President of the United States on the Breckinridge ticket......June 23, 1860 Fort Stevens, at the mouth of the Columbia, completed......1864 First National Bank of Portland, the oldest west of the Rocky Mountains, is established......July, 1865 Mount Hood, not previously in eruption since the settlement of California, continues for a month or more to emit smoke and flames, followed by the earthquake of......Oct. 8-9, 1865 Oregon ratifies the Thi