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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bridges. (search)
on cables. composed of 5,296 galvanized steel wires, bound together, but not twisted; width of bridge. 85 feet; cost, $15,000,000; bridge begun 1870; opened May 24. 1883. New East River Bridge (under construction), connecting New York City with Brooklyn: north of the Brooklyn Bridge. The roadway of this bridge is supported by six steel cables passing over steel towers on each side of the river. North River Bridge (under construction), across the Hudson, between New York City and Hoboken, N. J. In this bridge the towers are to be of steel, 557 feet high. The central span will be 3,110 feet long, and the lowest point of the bridge 150 feet above high-water. Cantilever bridges. Niagara Falls Cantilever, over the gorge, a short distance above the old suspension bridge; the first true metal cantilever bridge erected, comprising two cantilevers, 385 feet each in length, extending from the shores to piers, and reaching out over the river, supporting a central girder 120 feet i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Census, United States (search)
737,834 Hartford, Conn.79,85053,23026,620 Reading, Pa.78,96158,66120,300 Wilmington, Del.76,50861,43115,077 Camden, N. J.75,93558,31317,622 Trenton, N. J.73,30757,45815,849 Bridgeport, Conn.70,99648,86622,130 Lynn, Mass.68,51355,72712,786 Oakland, Cal.66,96048,68218,278 Lawrence, Mass.62,55944,65417,905 New Bedford. Mass.62,44240,73321,709 Des Moines, Ia.62,13950,09312,046 Springfield, Mass.62,05944,17917,880 Somerville, Mass.61,64340,15221,491 Troy, N. Y.60,65160,956*305 Hoboken, N. J.59,36443,64815,716 Evansville, Ind.59,00750,7568,251 Manchester. N. H.56,98744,12612,861 Utica, N. Y.56,38344,00712,376 Peoria. Ill.56,10041,02415,076 Charleston, S. C.55,80754,955852 Savannah, Ga.54,.24443,18911,055 Salt Lake City, Utah.53,53144,8438,688 San Antonio, Tex.53,32137,67315,648 Duluth, Minn.52,96933,11519,854 Erie, Pa.52,733 40,63412,099 Elizabeth, N. J.52,13037,76414,366 Wilkesbarre, Pa.51.72137,71814,003 Kansas City, Kan.51,41838,31613,102 Harrisburg, Pa.50,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Floating batteries. (search)
rom its iron-clad roof) four enormous siege-guns. The powder magazine was in the rear, below the water-line, and at its extremity was a platform covered with sand-bags, to protect its men and balance the heavy guns. Attached to it was a floating hospital. It was intended to tow this monster to a position so as to bring its guns to bear on Fort Sumter. Stevens's floating battery was a more formidable structure. This battery had been in process of construction by Messrs. Stevens, of Hoboken, N. J., for several years before the Civil War. It was intended solely for harbor defence. Already there had been about $1,000,000 spent upon it, chiefly by the United States Floating battery Fulton the first. government, and yet it was not completed. Until just before the war it had been shut in from the public eye. It was to be 700 feet in length, covered with iron plates, so as to be proof against shot and shell of every kind. It was to be moved by steam-engines of sufficient strength
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hoboken, massacre at. (search)
Hoboken, massacre at. The river Indians, or those dwelling on the borders of the Hudson, were tributary to the powerful Mohawks. In the midwinter of 1643, a large party of the latter came down to collect by force of arms tribute which had notdians, 500 in number, fled before the invaders, and took refuge, with their wives and children, among the Hackensacks at Hoboken, opposite Manhattan Island, where they asked the protection of the Dutch. At the same time many of the tribe in lower Wused; and it was made the occasion of spilling more innocent blood. On a cold night in February, 1643, the fugitives at Hoboken, and those on Manhattan, slumbering in fancied security, were attacked by order of Kieft, without the shadow of an excusese Dutchmen were sent across the Hudson stealthily, among floating ice, and fell suddenly upon the stricken families at Hoboken. View of the spring, Hobkirk's Hill. They spared neither age nor sex. Warrior and squaw, sachem and child, mother a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lacrosse. (search)
Indians used a much larger field than any used in the game as adopted by white ball-players. The ball, which is of rubber, should weigh not over four ounces nor measure more than eight inches in circumference. The theory of the game is merely that each side strives to send the ball through the goal of the other side, and the side that does this the most times within a specified period wins the match. The players on each side stand to certain fixed points. The ball must not be handled in any way; it must be picked up, carried, and thrown only by means of the crosse. This implement, as now used, is a bent stick covered with netting. As before indicated, the game has become very popular in the United States, and as an evidence of the skill which American players have attained in it, it may be stated that, on May 22, 1900, a student team of Stevens Institute of Technology, of Hoboken, N. J., defeated by a score of 6 to 4 the champion Canadian team of full-blooded Iroquois Indians.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McClellan, George Brinton 1826-1885 (search)
his delay in pursuing the Confederates caused him to be superseded in command by General Burnside. General McClellan was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President of the United States against Mr. Lincoln in 1864 (see below). He resigned his commission in the army on the day of the election, Nov. 8, and took up his residence in New York. After a visit to Europe, he became (1868) a citizen of New Jersey, and engaged in the business of an engineer. The will of Edward A. Stevens, of Hoboken, made him superintendent of the Stevens floating battery; and he was appointed superintendent of docks and piers in the city of New York, which office he resigned in 1872. In 1877 he was elected governor of New Jersey. He died in Orange, N. J., Oct. 29, 1885. Presidential candidate. On Aug. 29, 1864, the Democratic National Convention assembled in Chicago, Ill., and nominated General McClellan for the Presidency on the following declaration of principles: Resolved, that in th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mayer, Alfred Marshall 1836-1897 (search)
t college and entered the draughtingroom of a mechanical engineer. Later he took a laboratory course and made a specialty of chemistry. He was appointed Professor of Physics and Chemistry in the University of Maryland in 1856, and three years later accepted the similar chair in Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., where he remained two years. In 1867-71 he was Professor of Astronomy in Lehigh University, and from 1871 till his death Professor of Physics in Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N. J. In 1869 he had charge of a party sent to Burlington, Alfred Marshall Mayer Ia., to observe the solar eclipse of Aug. 7, for the United States Nautical almanac. During this eclipse he took forty-one successful photographs. In 1871-75 he contributed a series of investigations entitled Researches in Acoustics to the American journal of Science. Later these investigations led to his inventions of the topophone and the acoustic pyrometer. He was the author of many valuable papers, inclu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morton, Henry 1837- (search)
n 1857; took a post-graduate course in chemistry, and studied law; became instructor in chemistry and physics in the Protestant Episcopal Academy of Philadelphia; chosen resident secretary of the Franklin Institute in 1864; was a founder of the Philadelphia Dental College, and its first Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Physics and Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania in 1867-68, and of Chemistry alone in 1869-70; and was chosen president of Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, N. J., in 1870. In 1868 he organized and conducted the expedition to observe and photograph the total solar eclipse in Iowa; in 1873 was elected a member of the National Academy of Science; in 1878-86 was a member of the United States light-house board, succeeding Prof. Joseph Henry. Dr. Morton is widely known as an expert in questions relating to chemistry, electricity, and other branches of physics. He edited the Journal of the Franklin Institute in 1867-70, and, besides many researches in
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pavonia. (search)
Pavonia. Michael Pauw, one of the directors of the Dutch West India Company, bought of the Indians (1630) a large tract of land in the present limits of New Jersey, including what are now Jersey City and Hoboken, to which he presently added, by purchase, Staten Island and neighboring districts, and became a patroon. This region was called Pavonia, and one of the ferries to New York City now bears that name.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Revere, Joseph Warren 1812-1880 (search)
Revere, Joseph Warren 1812-1880 Grandson of Paul Revere; born in Boston, May 17, 1812; was an officer in the United States navy, 1828-50. During the Civil War he became colonel of a New Jersey regiment, and was promoted brigadier-general in 1862. He was court-martialled in 1863, but the sentence was revoked by President Lincoln in 1864. Revere retired to private life in 1864, and died in Hoboken, N. J., April 20, 1880.
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