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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sutter, John Augustus 1803-1880 (search)
Sutter, John Augustus 1803-1880 Pioneer; born in Kandern, Baden, Feb. 15, 1803; graduated at the military academy at Berne in 1823, and entered the Swiss Guard as lieutenant. He served in the Spanish campaign of 1823-24, and remained in the Swiss army until 1834, when he emigrated to the United States, settled in Missouri, and became a naturalized citizen. There he engaged in a thriving cattle-trade with New Mexico by the old Santa Fe trail. Speaking French, German, Spanish, and English fluently, he became one of the best known and most popular of frontiersmen. Hearing of the beauty and fertility of the Pacific coast, he set out from Missouri with six men in 1838, and crossed 2,000 miles of a region which had rarely been trodden by civilized men. He went to Oregon, and descended the Columbia River to Vancouver. Thence he proceeded to the Sandwich Islands. There he bought and freighted a ship, and in her proceeded to Sitka, the capital of Alaska, then a Russian possession. T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
es the House by 85 to 79 (no vote in the Senate)......Aug. 8, 1846 Act establishing the Smithsonian Institution approved......Aug. 10, 1846 First session adjourns......Aug. 10, 1846 Brigadier-General Kearny takes peaceable possession of Santa Fe......Aug. 18, 1846 Gen. Zachary Taylor captures Monterey, Mexico, after a three days battle or siege......Sept. 24, 1846 Second session assembles......Dec. 7, 1846 Iowa admitted as the twenty-ninth State......Dec. 28, 1846 Battle of is, April 1, 1852, are brought, by aid of W. W. Corcoran, of Washington, and interred in Oak Hill cemetery, Washington......June 9, 1883 Verdict of not guilty in the star-route case......June 14, 1883 Celebration of the 333d anniversary of Santa Fe, N. M.......July 2, 1883 Charles H. Stratton (Tom Thumb), born 1838, dies at Middleboro, Mass.......July 15, 1883 General strike of telegraph operators; 1,200 quit work......July 19, 1883 Brig.-Gen. E. O. C. Ord, born 1818, dies at Hava
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kansas, (search)
Osages in Missouri and the Pawnees in the Indian Territory.] Spaniards from Santa Fe, seeking to found a colony on the Missouri, are destroyed by the Missouri Indiort Leavenworth, only one settler, a Spanish priest, escaping and returning to Santa Fe......1720 M. de Bourgmont, commandant at Fort Orleans, Mo., undertakes a coed under act of Congress, surveys a wagon-road from Missouri through Kansas to Santa Fe......1825 By treaty with Osage Indians the tribe locate on a tract of 7,564ansas......Jan. 14, 1846 Gen. S. W. Kearny marches from Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe......1846 Mormon battalion leaves Fort Leavenworth in the employ of the Uniters St. Joe and Topeka Railroad Company, afterwards the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company......Feb. 20, 1857 Emporia founded......February, 1857 s of land in Marion, Harvey, and Reno counties, from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company......Oct. 14, 1874 Eighty barrels of salt made at Alma, Ka
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
of Feb. 1807. With his party he is taken to Santa Fe by a Spanish escort, where they arrive March ins Glenn, Becknell, and Stephen Cooper visit Santa Fe with small parties and a limited quantity of 848 People of New Mexico, in convention at Santa Fe, petition Congress for a territorial governme......Sept. 9, 1850 F. X. Aubrey rode from Santa Fe to Independence, Mo., 850 miles, in five days Spanish monthly, 32-column quarto, issued at Santa Fe by Rev. Thomas Harwood, A. M.......May, 1880 e, and October, 1885 Territorial prison at Santa Fe completed and opened......1885 New Mexico school for the deaf and dumb at Santa Fe opened......1885 New capitol building completed at Santa...1889 Constitutional convention meets at Santa Fe Sept. 3, adopts a constitution for the proposegisters of the United States land offices at Santa Fe and Roswell, respectively......Sept. 17, 1897and Commandery, Knights Templar, organized at Santa Fe......Aug. 21, 1901 [The records of the Civ[28 more...]
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oklahoma, (search)
eele appointed first governor......May, 1890 President Harrison signs act creating Territory of Oklahoma......May 2, 1890 First election held for representative-atlarge......Aug. 5, 1890 Congress appropriates $47,000 for the relief of destitute persons in the Territory......Aug. 8, 1890 Milton W. Reynolds, Republican, elected representative-at-large, dies from overexertion during the canvass......Aug. 9, 1890 First meeting of the legislature at Guthrie......Aug. 27, 1890 Santa Fe and Rock Island Railroad companies bring into the Territory and loan to the needy farmers, without interest, 25,000 bushels of seed wheat......1890 Agricultural College founded in Payne county; a normal school located at Edmond if the people give it $5,000 and 40 acres of land; a territorial university located at Norman, Cleveland county; public schools established; Australian ballot system introduced; legislature adjourns......Dec. 24, 1890 Cherokee strip closed to whites by order of
Utah, A State of the United States, the forty-fifth in admission, is bounded on the north by Idaho and Wyoming, east by Wyoming and Colorado, south by Arizona, and west by Nevada. Area, 84,970 square miles, lying between long. 109° and 114° W., and north of lat. 37° N. Population, 1890, 207,905; 1900, 276,749. Capital, Salt Lake City. Franciscan friars Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio Dominguez, looking for a route from Santa Fe to Monterey, Cal., reach Utah and Sevier lakes......September, 1776 Great Salt Lake discovered by James Bridger......1825 One hundred and twenty men, under William H. Ashley, come to Utah Lake from St. Louis through South Pass, and build Fort Ashley......1825 Jedediah S. Smith and fifteen trappers march from Great Salt Lake to Utah Lake, and thence to San Gabriel Mission, Cal., 1826; return to Utah......1827 J. Bartleson and twenty-seven emigrants for California proceed from Soda Springs to Corrine and thence into Ne
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Valverde, battle of. (search)
ith carbines, revolvers, and bowieknives, suddenly burst from a thick wood and attacked two of the National batteries, commanded respectively by Captains McRae and Hall. The cavalry were repulsed, but the infantry pressed forward, while the grape-shot were making fearful lanes in their ranks, and captured the battery of McRae. The brave captain defended his guns with great courage. Seated upon one of them, he fought the assailants with a pistol until he was shot dead. At length the Nationals, panicstricken by the fierceness of the charge, broke and fled, and did not stop until they had reached the shelter of Fort Craig. That flight was one of the most disgraceful scenes of the war. Canby was compelled to see the victory snatched from him just as it seemed to be secured. Sibley, alarmed by the sudden development of Canby's strength by accessions to his ranks, hurried towards Santa Fe, captured it, but could not hold it, and was soon afterwards driven over the mountains into Texas.
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