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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montana, (search)
Montana, A northwestern frontier State of the United States, is included almost wholly between lat. 45° and 49° N., and long. 104° and 116° W. It is bounded on the north by British America, east by North Dakota and South Dakota, south by Wyoming, the Yellowstone National Park, and Idaho, and west by Idaho. Originally part of New France, ceded to Spain, 1763; receded to France, 1801; ceded to the United States, 1805; successively part of the Territory of Louisiana, 1805; Missouri, 1812; Missouri and Oregon, 1848; Washington, 1853; Nebraska, 1854; Dakota and Washington, 1861; Idaho, 1863. Area 146,080 square miles in twenty-six counties. Population, 1890, 132,159; in 1900, 243,329. Capital, Helena. Sieur de la Verendrye and his sons, with a party of explorers, leave the Lake of the Woods, April 29, 1742; they reach the upper Missouri and Yellowstone rivers and arrive at the Rocky Mountains......January, 1743 Lewis and Clarke's expedition cross Montana to the Pacific Ocean.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Nebraska, (search)
iver between lat. 40° and 43° N., from which river it extends west from long. 95° 23′ for a distance of about 420 miles to long. 104°. It is bounded north by South Dakota, east by Iowa and Missouri, south by Kansas and Colorado, which cuts off a square from the southwestern part of the State, and on the west by Colorado and Wyomctober, 1876 Ponco chief Standing Bear and twenty-five followers on their way from the Indian Territory, which they left in January, 1879, to their old home in Dakota are arrested on the Omaha reservation by Brigadier-General Crook, to be returned to the Indian Territory. On April 8, H. Tibbles, assistant editor of the Omaha Hed......May 1, 1889 Asylum for incurable insane at Hastings opened......Aug. 1, 1889 Convention of 250 delegates representing Kansas, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska, meets at Omaha to unite in a central prohibition organization......Dec. 18, 1889 At State election the vote for governor stands as follows: J<
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
, of Brooklyn, for lieutenantgovernor......Aug. 26, 1896 LI Hung Chang, Chinese statesman, meets President Cleveland at the residence of William C. Whitney in New York City......Aug. 29, 1896 General Roloff, of the Cuban army, arrested in New York for violating neutrality laws......Sept. 17, 1896 Niagara Falls electric power turned on in Buffalo......Nov. 15, 1896 Governor Morton approves a reclassification of several thousand places in the civil service list......Dec. 9, 1896 Dakota divorces declared void in New York State by Justice Leslie W. Russell......Dec. 23, 1896 Lexow legislative committee begins investigation of trusts in New York......Feb. 5, 1897 Name of Washington Park, Brooklyn, changed back to Fort Greene......Feb. 14, 1897 Mayor Strong vetoes Greater New York charter bill, April 9 (the measure subsequently passing both Houses of the legislature)......April 13, 1897 Dedication of Grant's Tomb, Riverside Park, N. Y. (75th anniversary of General
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Dakota, (search)
frontier State, formed by the division of Dakota Territory into two States in 1889, is bounded on tha and Manitoba, east by Minnesota, south by South Dakota, and west by Montana. It is limited in latsing the present States of North Dakota and South Dakota, organized by act of......March 2, 1861 rombie......September, 1862 First ground in Dakota broken for the Northern Pacific Railroad at GrTerritory of Pembina from the northern part of Dakota is amended, changing the name to Huron, and pa convention at Sioux Falls, Sept. 4, 1883, for Dakota, with the 46th parallel for northern boundary....Sept. 12, 1883 Act for admission of State of Dakota passes the United States Senate, the remaajority in Territory vote for separation of South Dakota; North Dakota voting against it......Novemb, to form a constitution and to divide with South Dakota the institutions, debts, records, etc., of 1890 Tatonka Otanka, Sitting Bull, born in Dakota in 1837, is killed near Grand River, 40 miles [1 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
l the cities and incorporated towns......April 3, 1894 The dispensary law declared constitutional......April 19, 1894 Supreme Court of the State decides that prohibition is in force in the State......May 8, 1894 Governor Tillman issues a proclamation to open Aug. 1 the State liquor dispensaries......July 23, 1894 The convention began its sessions for the revision of the State constitution......Sept. 11, 1895 Naval station ordered removed from Port Royal to Charleston......1900 The original proceedings of the convention of 1832-33 are discovered in the secretary of State's office......January, 1900 Constitutional amendments in reference to drainage and bonded indebtedness, adopted......November, 1900 Ex-United States Senator J. L. M. Irby dies at Laurens......Dec. 9, 1900 Senators Tillman and McLaurin resign their seats......May 25, 1901 Governor McSweeney refuses to accept the resignation of Senators Tillman and McLaurin......May 31, 1901 South Dakota
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Dakota, State of (search)
South Dakota, State of One of the United States, was formed by the division of Dakota Territory iDakota Territory into two States in 1889. It is bounded on the north by North Dakota, east by Minnesota and Iowa, souinnesota State, May 11, 1858, the remainder of Dakota is left without legal name or existence......1..March 2, 1861 Seat of government for Dakota Territory located at Yankton......1862 Sioux Falept. 4, and frames a constitution for the State of Dakota to comprise the southern half of the Territory......Sept. 19, 1883 University of South Dakota at Vermilion opened......1883 Pierre Univre at Sioux Falls frames a constitution for South Dakota......Sept. 25, 1885 Legislature passes a87 A majority vote for the division of Dakota Territory into two States, North and South Dakota, s of their land in the northwestern part of South Dakota......August, 1889 Arthur C. Mellette, Republican, elected governor of South Dakota, the Sioux Falls constitution adopted by 70,131 to 3,267;[6 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wyoming, (search)
Wyoming, A Western inland State of the United States, lying between lat. 41° and 45° N., and long. 104° and 111° W., is bounded on the north by Montana, east by South Dakota and Nebraska, south by Colorado and Utah, and west by Utah, Idaho, and Montana. Area, 97,890 square miles, in twelve counties. Population, 1890, 60,705; 1900, 92,531. Capital, Cheyenne. Sieur de la Verendrye and his sons, from Canada, travel as far south as Wind River......1843-44 John Colter winters on the headOmaha arrives at Cheyenne......Nov. 13, 1867 Gold discovered on the sources of the Sweetwater......1867 Laramie City located on the Union Pacific Railroad......April, 1868 Territory of Wyoming organized by act of Congress out of parts of Dakota, Utah, and Idaho......July 25, 1868 Coal discovered three miles from Evanston, 1868, and first mine opened......1869 Cheyenne designated as the capital of Wyoming, and first territorial court held there......Sept. 7, 1869 Act approved gi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Warren, Gouverneur Kemble 1830-1882 (search)
s (or second Bull Run), Antietam, and Fredericksburg. After Feb. 4, 1863, he was chief of topographical engineers of the Army of the Potomac. He was engaged in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (where he was wounded), and in the combats at Auburn and Bristow's Station. In March, 1864, he was placed in command of the 5th Army Corps, which post he held until April. 1865, in the campaign against Richmond, having been made major-general of volunteers in May, 1863. In that campaign he was exceedingly active and efficient, from the battle of the Wilderness to the battle of Five Forks. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general, United States army. He was the author of Explorations in the Dakota country; Preliminary report of explorations in Nebraska and Dakota in the years 1855–;57; and An account of the 5th army Corps at the battle of five Forks. He died in Newport, R. I., Aug. 8, 1882. A memorial statue of him was erected on Little Round Top, Gettysburg, in 188
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Welsh, Herbert 1851- (search)
Welsh, Herbert 1851- Reformer; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 4, 1851; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1871; was the founder of the Indian Rights' Association, which has done much to promote the welfare of the Indians, and has exposed and defeated numerous schemes to defraud them. He wrote Four weeks among some of the Sioux tribes of Dakota and Nebraska in 1882, etc.
8,122 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 Michigan1,219,9699,271,7646,397,517 Indiana1,209,7556,411,7024,488,191 Illinois1,383,23617,982,06811,508,524 Wisconsin849,45813,166,5998,426,623 Minnesota4,905,64351,509,25232,450,829 Iowa1,397,32221,798,22312,860,952 Missouri1,507,73718,846,71311,873,429 Kansas4,660,37682,408,65545,368,760 Nebraska2,066,82524,801,90013,145,007 South Dakota2,920,24420,149,68411,686,817 North Dakota2,689,02313,176,2137,642,204 Montana72,5551,929,9631,177,277 Wyoming20,819366,414278,475 Colorado318,8997,207,1174,252,199 New Mexico183,2073,847,3472,616,196 Arizona25,045365,657288,869 Utah176,8953,697,1062,033,408 Nevada40,457991,196693,837 Idaho149,2613,104,6291,428,129 Washington1,067,94325,096,66112,799,297 Oregon1,173,76916,198,0128,908,907 California2,771,22628,543,62816,555,304 Oklahoma981,96718,657,3739,888,408 ——————
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