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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Canals. (search)
722 1-2At Falls of Ohio River, Louisville, Ky. Miami and Erie8,062,6801835274Cincinnati, O., to Toledo, O. Morris 6,000,0001836103Easton, Pa., to Jersey City, N. J. Muscle Shoals and Elk River Shoals.3,156,919188916Big Muscle Shoals, Tenn., to Elk River Shoals, Tenn. Newbern and Beaufort3Clubfoot Creek to Harlow Creek, N C. Ogeechee 407,818184016Savannah River, Ga., to Ogeechee River, Ga. Ohio 4,695,2041835317Cleveland, O., to Portsmouth, O. Oswego5,239,526182838Oswego, N. Y., to Syracuse, N. Y. Pennsylvania7,731,7501839193Columbia, Northumberland, W1ilkesbarre, Huntingdon, Pa. Portage Lake and Lake Superior528,892187325From Keweenaw Bay to Lake Superior. Port Arthur18997Port Arthur, Tex., to Gulf of Mexico. Santa Fe 70,00188010Waldo, Fla., to Melrose, Fla. Sault Ste. Marie 4,000,00018953Connects Lakes Superior and Huron at St. Mary's River. Schuylkill Navigation Co12,461,6001826108Mill Creek, Pa., to Philadelphia, Pa. Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan99,66118811 1-4Between
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
83064,240 Jersey City, N. J.206,433163,00343,430 Louisville, Ky.204,731161,12943,602 Minneapolis, Minn.202,718164,73837,980 Providence, R. I.175,597132,14643,451 Indianapolis, Ind.169,164105,43663,728 Kansas City, Mo.163,752132,71631,036 St. Paul, Minn.163,065133,15629,909 Rochester, N. Y.162,608133,89628,712 Denver, Col.133,859106,71327,146 Toledo, O.131,82281,43450,388 Allegheny, Pa.129,896105,28724,609 Columbus, O.125,56088,15037,410 Worcester, Mass.118,42184,65533,766- Syracuse, N. Y.108,37488,14320,231 New Haven, Conn.108,02781,29826,729 Paterson, N. J.105,17178,34726,824 Fall River, Mass.104,86374,39830,465 St. Joseph, Mo.102,97952,32450,655 Omaha, Neb.102,555140,452*37,897 Los Angeles, Cal.102,47950,39552,084 Memphis, Tenn.102,32064,49537,825 Scranton, Pa.102,02675,21526,811 Lowell, Mass.94,96977,69617,273 Albany, N. Y.94,15194,923*772 Cambridge, Mass.91,88670,02821,858 Portland, Ore.90,42646,38544,041 Atlanta. Ga.89,87265,53324,339 Grand Rapids, Mi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fires, Great. (search)
N. Y., 600 buildings, besides steamboats, piers, etc.; 24 acres burned over; loss, $3,000,000Sept. 9, 1848 St. Louis, Mo., 15 blocks of houses and 23 steamboats; loss estimated at $3,000,000May 17, 1849 San Francisco, Cal., nearly 2,500 buildings burned; estimated loss about $3,500,000; many lives lostMay 3-5, 1851 San Francisco, Cal., 500 buildings; estimated loss, $3,000,000June 22, 1851 Congressional Library, Washington, D. C., 35,000 volumes, with works of artDec. 24, 1851 Syracuse, N. Y., 12 acres of ground burned over, about 100 buildings; loss, $1,000,000Nov. 8, 1856 New York Crystal Palace destroyed, with an immense amount of property on exhibitionOct. 5, 1858 Portland, Me., nearly destroyed; 10,000 people rendered homeless; loss, $15,000,000July 4, 1866 Great Chicago fire, burning over about 3 1/2 square miles, destroying 17,450 buildings, killing 200 persons, and rendering 98,500 homeless; loss over $200,000,000. The most destructive fire ever knownOct. 8-9, 187
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hillis, George Morgan 1825- (search)
Hillis, George Morgan 1825- Clergyman; born in Auburn, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1825; graduated at Trinity College in 1847; ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1851. After being rector in Watertown and Syracuse, N. Y., he was called to St. Mary's Church, Burlington, N. J., in 1870. His publications include The transfer of the Church from colonial dependence to the freedom of the republic; John Talbot, the first Bishop in North America; The missions of the Church of England in New Jersey, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Oneida Indians, (search)
Oneida Indians, The second of the five nations that composed the original Iroquois Confederacy (q. v.). Their domain extended from a point east of Utica to Deep Spring, near Manlius, south of Syracuse, in Onondaga county, N. Y. Divided into three clans—the Wolf, Bear, and Turtle—their tribal totem was a stone in a forked stick, and their name meant tribe of the granite rock. Tradition says that when the great confederacy was formed, Hiawatha said to them: You, Oneidas, a people who recline your bodies against the Everlasting Stone, that cannot be moved, shall be the second nation, because you give wise counsel. Very soon after the settlement of Canada they became involved in wars with the French and their Huron and Montagnais allies. In 1653 they joined their neighbors, the Onondagas, in a treaty of peace with the French, and received missionaries from the latter. At that time they had been so reduced by war with southern tribes that they had only 150 warriors. In the genera
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peck, John James 1821- (search)
Peck, John James 1821- Military officer; born in Manlius, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1821; graduated at West Point in 1843, entering the 2d Artillery. He served in the war against Mexico, and resigned in 1853, settling in Syracuse as a banker. In August, 1861, he was made brigadier-general of volunteers, and, July 4, 1862, major-general. He performed excellent service during the whole Civil War, especially in defence of Suffolk. He was mustered out in August, 1865, after which he was president of a life-insurance company in Syracuse, N. Y., where he died, April 21, 1878. See Suffolk, siege of.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, Edwin Vose 1797-1863 (search)
Sumner, Edwin Vose 1797-1863 Military officer; born in Boston, Mass., Jan. 30, 1797; was engaged in mercantile pursuits in early life, and entered the army as second lieutenant in 1819. He was in the Black Hawk War; served many years on the frontier; was distinguished in the war against Mexico and was brevetted colonel; and in 1851-53 was military governor of New Mexico. In the spring of 1861 he superseded A. Sidney Johnston in command of the Department of the Pacific, and was made brigadier-general of volunteers. He commanded the 1st Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the Peninsular campaign, and was twice wounded. He was also wounded at Antietam, and in the battle of Fredericksburg he commanded the right grand division of the Army of the Potomac. In May, 1862, he was brevetted major-general, United States army. He died in Syracuse, N. Y., March 21, 1863.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waldo, Daniel 1762-1864 (search)
Waldo, Daniel 1762-1864 Clergyman; born in Windham, Conn., Sept. 10, 1762; graduated at Yale College in 1788; was a soldier in the Revolutionary army; suffered the horrors of imprisonment in a sugar-house in New York, and was pastor and missionary from 1792. At the age of ninety-three he was chaplain of the national House of Representatives, when his voice and step were as vigorous as a man of sixty. He died in Syracuse, N. Y., July 30, 1864.