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5 Resolved, that we recognize that the early attainment of Statehood is a matter of paramount importance to the people of New Mexico at present, and insist that no partisan or personal advantage shall stand in the way of that object of which the Republican party has always been the champion, and we call on all patriotic citizens to unite in the strongest possible effort to secure this boon to our people at the earliest moment. Adopted by the Republican territorial central committee......Jan. 21, 1896 The New Mexico pioneers organized......Jan. 7, 1897 Miguel A. Otero, second son of the former territory secretary under Lincoln, appointed governor by President McKinley, succeeding W. T. Thornton......June 7, 1897 Manuel R. Otero and Howard Leland appointed registers of the United States land offices at Santa Fe and Roswell, respectively......Sept. 17, 1897 Frank W. Parker appointed associate justice......Jan. 10, 1898 William J. Mills appointed chief-justice of Supreme C
Mexico $74,000......November, 1871 Governor Marsh Giddings dies, and is succeeded by William G. Ritch as acting governor......Jan. 3, 1875 The legislature enacts a law requiring places of business to close on Sunday......1876 Ute Indians removed from New Mexico to the Colorado reservation......April–July, 1878 Gen. Lew. Wallace, governor of New Mexico......Oct. 1, 1878 First railroad track laid within New Mexico, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe, crossing Raton Pass......Nov. 30, 1878 Locomotive on the new Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad reaches Las Vegas......July 4, 1879 Apache Indians under Chief Victorio kill the herds and capture the horses of Captain Hooker's command at Ojo Calient, Socorro county, and open an Indian war which lasted several months, resulting in the death of many settlers and the destruction of much property......Sept. 3, 1879 Massacre by Apaches at McEver's ranch, rear Hillsboro, followed in a few weeks by other massacres and d
peace in each precinct, who is entitled to collect the sum of 50 cents per month for each child attending......Jan. 23, 1860 Miguel A. Otero having thrice served as delegate to Congress, also as attorney-general and United States district attorney for the Territory, appointed secretary of New Mexico by President Lincoln......1861 Maj. Isaac Lynde, U. S. A., in command at Fort Fillmore, surrenders the fort and his entire command of 700 to Lieut.-Col. John R. Baylor, Confederate......July 27, 1861 Confederates under Gen. H. F. Sibley defeat the Federals under Colonel Canby at Valverde, 10 miles below Fort Craig......Feb. 21, 1862 Battle at Apache Cañon, near Santa Fe; Colonel Slough defeats the Confederates under Colonel Scurry......March 28, 1862 Santa Fe, in possession of the Confederates since March 11, 1862, is recovered by the Federals......April 21, 1862 Territory of Arizona formed from part of New Mexico......Feb. 24, 1863 Governor Connelly dies; W. F. M. Ar
part by proclamation of President Harrison......Jan. 11, 1892 Territorial capitol building at Santa Fe burned......May 12, 1892 An act to empower and enable the territorial board of education to organize and conduct teachers' normal institutes passed by the legislature......Feb. 9, 1893 New Mexico Normal University at Las Vegas and New Mexico Normal Training School at Silver City established......Feb. 11, 1893 New Mexico Military Institute established at Roswell, N. M.......Feb. 23, 1893 Bulletin No. 36, United States Department of Agriculture, announces result of an exhaustive series of tests with sugar beets in which New Mexico is shown to lead the world, the average figures for the territory being: precentage of solids in the beets, 19.4; percentage of sugar, 15.34; ratio of purity, 83.2......April 10, 1893 W. T. Thornton succeeds L. Bradford Prince as governor......April 26, 1893 The Pecos Company organized in New Jersey with $5,000,000 to construct in south
W. Kearney, in command of a body of United States troops known as the Army of the West, enters Santa Fe and takes formal possession......Aug. 18, 1846 General Kearney establishes a government for the Territory of New Mexico, with Santa Fe as capital, proclaiming himself provisional governor......Aug. 22, 1846 Fort Marcy established near Santa Fe......Aug. 23, 1846 General Kearney promulgates the Kearney code of laws, and proclaims Charles Bent governor of the Territory......Sept. 22, 1846 Donaciano Vigil becomes acting governor in the room of Gov. Charles Bent, who is assassinated at Taos......Jan. 19, 1847 Revolt against the United States government in New Mexico, planned by Dons Diego Archuleta and Tomas Ortiz, breaks out at Taos, but is suppressed by American troops under Col. Sterling Price, and Governor Montoya, prominent in the rebellion, is tried by court-martial and executed, Feb. 7. Six others, convicted of participating in the murder of Governor Bent, are
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