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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
a square from the southwestern part of the State, and on the west by Colorado and Wyoming. Area, 76,855 square miles in ninety counties. Population, 1890, 1,058,910; 1900, 1,066,300. Capital, Lincoln. Emanuel Lisa founds a trading-post at Bellevue......1805 American Fur Company founds a fort at Bellevue, 1810, where Col. Peter A. Sarpy locates as their representative......1824 Fort Kearney, on the Platte, established for the protection of the Oregon......1848 Most of the present Bellevue, 1810, where Col. Peter A. Sarpy locates as their representative......1824 Fort Kearney, on the Platte, established for the protection of the Oregon......1848 Most of the present Nebraska, and much more on the north, was acquired from France by treaty ceding Louisiana in 1803. It became a portion of the Territory of Louisiana in 1805, and a part of the Indian country in 1834. That part west of long. 103° was acquired from Mexico by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, proclaimed......July 4, 1848 Omaha founded......1854 Congress organizes the Territory of Nebraska between lat. 40° and 49°, and between the Missouri River and Minnesota on the east and Utah Territory