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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fargo, William George 1818-1881 (search)
Fargo, William George 1818-1881 Expressman; born in Pompey, N. Y., May 20, 1818; became the Buffalo agent of the Pomeroy Express Company in 1843; established the first express company west of Buffalo in partnership with Henry Wells and Daniel Dunning in 1844. The line was extended until it reached San Francisco, Cal. In 1868 Mr. Fargo became president of the corporation, which by the time of his death had 2,700 offices, over 5,000 employees, and a capital of $18,000,000. The city of Fargo, N. D., was named after him. He died in Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1881. See pony express.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Dakota, (search)
...Jan. 4, 1877 Seat of government of Dakota Territory removed to Bismarck......1883 Delegates from North Dakota at Fargo protest against the State constitution framed by a convention at Sioux Falls, Sept. 4, 1883, for Dakota, with the 46th pagainst it......November, 1887 Legislature of Dakota Territory passes a local option law......1887 Fargo College, at Fargo, chartered and opened......1887 Convention at Watertown favors the division, the northern portion to form the State of889 First legislative session of the State meets at Bismarck......Nov. 19, 1889 Agricultural college established at Fargo by act of legislature......1890 State normal schools established at Valley City and Mayville......1890 Acts requiriry in Sioux Falls......Oct. 23, 1891 The prohibitory law declared constitutional......May, 1893 Business portion of Fargo destroyed by fire; loss estimated over $3,000,000......June 8, 1893 Constitutional amendment prohibiting lotteries ena