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w 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 Court, and John R. McFie associate justice......Jan. 31, 1898 The legislature adopts memorial to Congress requesting that New Mexico be favorably considered in the apportionment of the national appropriations for geological surveys......March 16, 1899 [In 1829 the Spanish population of New Mexico was 43,433, and it had eighteen schools taught by eighteen teachers. The Territory in 1900 had 53,008 children of school age, of whom 47,700 were enrolled as scholars in the public schools, with an average dail
Rio del Norte on Spanish soil, supposing it to be the Red River and American possessions, during the month of Feb. 1807. With his party he is taken to Santa Fe by a Spanish escort, where they arrive March 3. From there he is sent to Chihuahua under escort, arriving April 2, and has an audience with the commanding general Don Nemecio Salcedo. After some detention he is sent forward, reaching San Antonio, Tex., June 7, and Natchitoches......July 1, 1807 Captains Glenn, Becknell, and Stephen Cooper visit Santa Fe with small parties and a limited quantity of goods for trade......1821-22 First public school law in New Mexico; action of the provincial deputation: Resolved, that the said ayuntamientos be officially notified to complete the formation of primary public schools as soon as possible according to the circumstances of each community ......April 27, 1822 Francisco Xavier Chaves, appointed political chief, relieving Facundo Malgares, the last governor of New Mexico unde
ch 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 Court, and John R. McFie associate justice......Jan. 31, 1898 The legislature adopts memorial to Congress requesting that New Mexico be favorably considered in the apportionment of the national appropriations for geological surveys....
ional appropriations for geological surveys......March 16, 1899 [In 1829 the Spanish population of New Mexico was 43,433, and it had eighteen schools taught by eighteen teachers. The Territory in 1900 had 53,008 children of school age, of whom 47,700 were enrolled as scholars in the public schools, with an average daily attendance of 31,800; number of schools, 800; number of teachers, 1,000; value of school property, $1,000,000.] Dedication of the new capitol......June 4, 1900 Bernard S. Rodey, Republican, defeats O. A. Larrazola, Democrat, for delegate to Congress, receiving 21,557 out of a total vote of 39,414......Nov. 5, 1900 Public interest aroused in the preservation of the historic ruins west of the Rio Grande near Española, and Congress is appealed to to establish there a national park. The three best ruins are the Puye, Pajarito, and the old Cochiti, all of which were known to have been occupied in the sixteenth century......October, 1900 Daniel H. McMillan ap
irst Alfalfa seed sown in New Mexico, at a cost of $5 per pound......January, 1850 Mr. Clark also brought the first Bartlett pear and Ben Davis apple trees across the Great American Plains and thus became the father of modern horticulture in New Mexico......1851 First legislative Assembly convenes at Santa Fe, and declares it the capital of the territory......June 2, 1851 Santa Fe incorporated as a city......1851 Gov. James S. Calhoun dies while on his way to the States, and John Greiner becomes acting governor......June 30, 1852 Academy of Our Lady of Light, in charge of the sisters of Loretto, organized at Santa Fe......1852 Christopher or Kit Carson appointed Indian agent in New Mexico......1853 Beall & Whipple's railroad survey, 35th-parallel route......1853 Thirty-second parallel survey for railroad by Capt. John Pope (east half) and Lieut. J. G. Park (west half)......1854 Territory acquired from Mexico under the Gadsden purchase is incorporated with t
agricultural college at Las Cruces, and a school of mines at Socorro......1889 Insane asylum at Las Vegas created by act of legislature......1889 Territorial board of health provided for by act of legislature......1889 Constitutional convention meets at Santa Fe Sept. 3, adopts a constitution for the proposed State of New Mexico, and appoints a committee to present it to Congress......Sept. 21, 1889 A. M. Howland, a wealthy retired wool merchant from Boston, in connection with Dr. Tanner, the faster, locates a colony of vegetarians in Mesilla Valley, and produces a voluminous volume which is called Oahspe, a new bible, a curious compilation of all the religious beliefs of the earth, alleging that the manuscript was written out on a typewriter through spiritual inspiration. The word Oahspe is said to be from the language of the continent of Pan, buried under the Pacific ages ago, and is compounded of O, the sky, ah, the earth, and spe, the spirit......1889 Agricultural
quez de Coronado, with 400 Spaniards and 800 Indians, makes an expedition from Mexico to the Pueblo Indian villages near Santa Fe, which he conquers, and explores the surrounding region......July, 1540 Augustin Rodriguez, a Franciscan friar of San Bartolome, Mexico, with two associates and an escort of twelve soldiers, ascends the Rio Grande, and 8 miles from the site of Albuquerque the party separate, the soldiers returning to Mexico, the three friars remaining......August, 1581 Don Antonio Espejo, with a relief party, ascends the Rio Grande, and, finding the missionaries located among the Pueblo Indians in 1581 had been killed, he returns to San Bartolome by way of the Pecos River......1582-83 Don Juan de Oñate, a wealthy citizen of Zacatecas, under authority from Don Luis de Valasco, viceroy of New Spain, settles with a colony of 130 families, ten friars, and a number of soldiers in the valley of the Chama River, just above its junction with the Rio Grande......1598 Sant
hools, under a board of supervisors and directors elected by each county......1871 Serious election riot at Mesilla......Sept. 2, 1871 Total indebtedness of New 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 sett
in New Mexico......1851 First legislative Assembly convenes at Santa Fe, and declares it the capital of the territory......June 2, 1851 Santa Fe incorporated as a city......1851 Gov. James S. Calhoun dies while on his way to the States, and John Greiner becomes acting governor......June 30, 1852 Academy of Our Lady of Light, in charge of the sisters of Loretto, organized at Santa Fe......1852 Christopher or Kit Carson appointed Indian agent in New Mexico......1853 Beall & Whipple's railroad survey, 35th-parallel route......1853 Thirty-second parallel survey for railroad by Capt. John Pope (east half) and Lieut. J. G. Park (west half)......1854 Territory acquired from Mexico under the Gadsden purchase is incorporated with the Territory of New Mexico......Aug. 4, 1854 Overland mail-coach line to Pacific coast, via Mesilla, N. M., established, making the trip from San Francisco to southwest Missouri in twelve to fourteen days......July 24, 1858 Overland tra
ve 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 southeastern New Mexico the largest irrigation enterprise in the United States......May 15, 1893 New Mlican 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 Willia
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