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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
w Weed......1830 First omnibus built and used in New York City......1830 Book of Mormon first published by E. B. Grandin at Palmyra......1830 Population of the State 1,918,608......1830 University of the City of New York opened......1830 First locomotive engine, The best friend, built in the United States, finished at West Point foundry, New York City, and tested......Dec. 9, 1830 Albany and Schenectady Railroad opened, 16 miles......1831 Chloroform first obtained by Samuel Guthrie, of Sackett's Harbor......1831 Imprisonment for contract debt, except for fraud, abolished......1831 Whig party formed......1832 Cholera in New York City, June 27 until Oct. 19; 4,000 die......1832 Buffalo and Utica incorporated as cities......1832 First horse street-railroad in the world opened in Fourth Avenue, New York City......1832 Red Jacket, the Indian chief, dies near Buffalo, aged seventy-eight......Jan. 20, 1832 Anti-slavery society of New York organized.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oklahoma, (search)
Oklahoma, Is a Territory of the United States of America, formed in 1890 from the western part of Indian Territory and the Public Land strip, or No Man's Land, a strip 167 1/2 miles long and 34 1/2 miles wide, lying north of Texas and west of long. 100°. Oklahoma is bounded on the north by Kansas and Colorado, east by Indian Territory, south by Texas, and west by Texas and New Mexico. Area, 39,030 square miles. Population, 1890, 61,834; 1900, 398,331. Capital, Guthrie. No Man's Land ceded to the United States by Texas......Nov. 25, 1850 Extensive scheme organized to take possession of the portion of Oklahoma not occupied by Indians, and parties from Missouri and Texas enter the Territory, but are ordered removed by proclamation of President Hayes......April 26, 1879 Second proclamation to prevent settlement in Oklahoma......Feb. 12, 1880 Expedition under David L. Payne—who had organized in Kansas the Oklahoma Town Company and the Southwest Colony —with twenty-five m