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Hamilton, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
g them Dalzell, and forty-two wounded......July 31, 1763 Pontiac remains before Detroit until forced to retire by the advance of Colonel Bradstreet......May, 1764 Charter granted in England to a company for working the copper-mines of Lake Superior. The miners blast 30 feet into the rock, and then abandon the mine......1773 Parliament includes Michigan with Canada......Jan. 22, 1774 Expedition from Detroit under Governor Hamilton against Gen. Roger Clark at Vincennes results in Hamilton's being captured and sent to Virginia; his troops allowed to return to Detroit......March, 1779 Formation of the Northwestern Company for fur trade......1783 Foundation of Frenchtown laid by a few Canadians who settle on the river Raisin......1784 Indians cede to the United States by treaty at Fort McIntosh a belt of land beginning at the river Raisin and extending to Lake St. Clair, 6 miles wide, also a tract of land 12 miles square at Michilimackinac......1785 Congress include
f Wisconsin, lakes Michigan and Huron, and is 318 miles long, east and west. The lower peninsula extends north between Lake Michigan on the west and Lake Huron and the Detroit River on the east to the Strait of Mackinaw, a distance of 280 miles. Canada lies to the east, Lake Erie touches the southeastern corner, while Ohio and Indiana form the southern boundary. In latitude the whole State is limited by 41° 42′ to 48° 22′ N., and in longitude by 82° 86′ to 90° 30′ W. Area, 58,915 square miles vance of Colonel Bradstreet......May, 1764 Charter granted in England to a company for working the copper-mines of Lake Superior. The miners blast 30 feet into the rock, and then abandon the mine......1773 Parliament includes Michigan with Canada......Jan. 22, 1774 Expedition from Detroit under Governor Hamilton against Gen. Roger Clark at Vincennes results in Hamilton's being captured and sent to Virginia; his troops allowed to return to Detroit......March, 1779 Formation of t
el the British to retreat after losing twenty killed, among them Dalzell, and forty-two wounded......July 31, 1763 Pontiac remains before Detroit until forced to retire by the advance of Colonel Bradstreet......May, 1764 Charter granted in England to a company for working the copper-mines of Lake Superior. The miners blast 30 feet into the rock, and then abandon the mine......1773 Parliament includes Michigan with Canada......Jan. 22, 1774 Expedition from Detroit under Governor Hamchigan in the Northwestern Territory, formed by act......July 13, 1787 First American settlement established on the river Raisin at Frenchtown, which becomes a depot for trade for the Northwestern Fur Company......1793 Jay's treaty with Great Britain fixing the eastern boundary of the United States, and calling for the surrender of Detroit and other Western posts held by the British before June 1, 1796, concluded......Nov. 19, 1794 Robert Randall, of Pennsylvania, and Charles Whitney,
Father Louis Hennepin and Chevalier de Tonti, sails up lakes Erie and Huron in the Griffon, reaching Michilimackinac......Aug. 28, 1679 Antoine de la Motte Cadillac, lord of Bouaget and Montdesert, under a commission from Louis XIV., leaving Montreal in June with 100 men and a Jesuit missionary, commences the settlement of Detroit......July 24, 1701 First grant of land (thirty-two acres) made at Detroit by Cadillac to Francois Fafard Delorme......1707 Detroit attacked by the Fox India 1712 Pontiac, with Ottawa Indians, assists in the defence of Detroit against the combined Northern tribes under Mackinac......1746 Further emigration from France to Detroit......1749 Maj. Robert Rogers is ordered by General Amherst, at Montreal, to take possession of the posts in Michigan and administer the oath of allegiance to the French subjects there......Sept. 12, 1760 Pontiac makes peace with Major Rogers, and attends the English to Detroit......Nov. 7, 1760 Detroit capitul
Vermont (Vermont, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
in the Northwestern Territory, formed by act......July 13, 1787 First American settlement established on the river Raisin at Frenchtown, which becomes a depot for trade for the Northwestern Fur Company......1793 Jay's treaty with Great Britain fixing the eastern boundary of the United States, and calling for the surrender of Detroit and other Western posts held by the British before June 1, 1796, concluded......Nov. 19, 1794 Robert Randall, of Pennsylvania, and Charles Whitney, of Vermont, enter into an agreement with seven merchants of Detroit to endeavor to obtain from the United States government, by bribing members of Congress, a pre-emption right to nearly 20,000,000 acres of land in Michigan, but are exposed and receive a public reprimand......1795 Forts Mackinac (Mackinaw) and Detroit evacuated by the British; Detroit garrisoned by a detachment of General Wayne's army, and Captain Porter first raises the United States flag upon the soil of Michigan......June 11, 17
delegate to Congress by citizens of Michigan......Feb. 16, 1819 William Woodbridge elected territorial delegate......Sept. 2, 1819 Treaty with Indians at Saginaw; they cede lands, 60 miles wide, west of Detroit, north to Thunder Bay......1819 Expedition under Governor Cass starts out in bark canoes to explore the northwestern lake coast of Michigan......May 24, 1820 Treaty with the Indians perfected through Governor Cass; all country within the boundaries of Michigan south of Grand River not before ceded is granted to the United States......1821 Congress establishes a legislative council of nine members, appointed by the President out of eighteen elected by the people......March 3, 1823 Detroit incorporated as a city......1824 First legislative council at the council house in Detroit......June 7, 1824 Congress grants the governor and council power to divide the Territory into townships and incorporate the same, and increases the legislative council to thirteen
Ship Canal (Minnesota, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
......1847 Epaphroditus Ransom elected governor......November, 1847 Constitution framed by a convention which met at Lansing June 3; adopted by vote of the people......Nov. 5, 1850 Governor McClelland made United States Secretary of the Interior, Lieut.-Gov. Andrew Parsons acting governor......March 6, 1853 Maine liquor law passed......1853 State asylum for deaf, dumb, and blind, established by act of legislature in 1848, opens in rented rooms at Flint......February, 1854 Ship-canal around St. Mary's Falls opened......1855 Lands granted by Congress to aid in building a railroad from Ontonagon to the Wisconsin State line......1856 State reform school at Lansing opened......Sept. 2, 1856 State agricultural college at Lansing, established by act of legislature, Feb. 12, 1853, opened for students......May, 1857 State confers the grant of Congress made in 1856 on the Ontonagon and State Line Railroad Company......1857 State asylum for the insane at Kalamazoo
Ghent, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
by United States squadron of nine vessels, under Com. Oliver Hazard Perry, off Sister Islands, Lake Erie, near Detroit......Sept. 10, 1813 General Harrison takes possession of Detroit......Sept. 29, 1813 Col. Lewis Cass appointed governor of the Territory......Oct. 29, 1813 Unsuccessful attempt of United States troops, under Colonel Croghan and Commodore Sinclair, to reduce Fort Mackinac......Aug. 4, 1814 Special commissioner arrives with the treaty of peace lately concluded at Ghent......Feb. 17, 1815 Detroit incorporated as a village......1815 President James Monroe visits Detroit......Aug. 13, 1817 By act of Congress Michigan Territory is extended westward to the Mississippi, thus including the present State of Wisconsin......1818 Remains of soldiers massacred at the Raisin River removed to Detroit, and buried with honors of war......Aug. 8, 1818 Steamboat Walk-in-the-water arrives at Detroit, from Buffalo, N. Y., on her first trip......Aug. 27, 1818
Detroit River (Michigan, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-michigan
in, lakes Michigan and Huron, and is 318 miles long, east and west. The lower peninsula extends north between Lake Michigan on the west and Lake Huron and the Detroit River on the east to the Strait of Mackinaw, a distance of 280 miles. Canada lies to the east, Lake Erie touches the southeastern corner, while Ohio and Indiana formn and Jacques Marquette establish a permanent mission at Sault Ste. Marie......1668 Two Sulpician priests, with three canoes and seven men, pass through the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair......1670 French under M. de St. Lusson permitted to occupy Sault Ste. Marie by the Indians, erect a cross at that place bearing the arms the defenseless condition of Michigan, and praying for aid against the Indians......Dec. 27, 1811 Governor Hull issues a proclamation from Sandwich, on the Detroit River, inviting people to come in under the American flag, and promising protection; but extermination to those who joined the British and savages against the United
Michigan, One of the north central States of the United States, consists of two peninsulas; the upper peninsula lies wholly south of Lake Superior and north of Wisconsin, lakes Michigan and Huron, and is 318 miles long, east and west. The lower peninsula extends north between Lake Michigan on the west and Lake Huron and the Detroit River on the east to the Strait of Mackinaw, a distance of 280 miles. Canada lies to the east, Lake Erie touches the southeastern corner, while Ohio and Indiana form the southern boundary. In latitude the whole State is limited by 41° 42′ to 48° 22′ N., and in longitude by 82° 86′ to 90° 30′ W. Area, 58,915 square miles in eighty-three counties. Population in 1890, 2,093,889; 1900, 2,420,982. Capital, Lansing. Claude Dablon and Jacques Marquette establish a permanent mission at Sault Ste. Marie......1668 Two Sulpician priests, with three canoes and seven men, pass through the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair......1670 French under M. de
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