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Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-montana
1763; receded to France, 1801; ceded to the United States, 1805; successively part of the Territory of Louisiana, 1805; Missouri, 1812; Missouri and Oregon, 1848; Washington, 1853; Nebraska, 1854; Dakota and Washington, 1861; Idaho, 1863. Area 146,Missouri and Oregon, 1848; Washington, 1853; Nebraska, 1854; Dakota and Washington, 1861; Idaho, 1863. Area 146,080 square miles in twenty-six counties. Population, 1890, 132,159; in 1900, 243,329. Capital, Helena. Sieur de la Verendrye and his sons, with a party of explorers, leave the Lake of the Woods, April 29, 1742; they reach the upper Missouri and upper Missouri and Yellowstone rivers and arrive at the Rocky Mountains......January, 1743 Lewis and Clarke's expedition cross Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Returning, Captain Lewis descends the Missouri from the Great Falls, and Captain Clarke the Yellowstone froml portion lies in Montana, bordering on Wyoming......March 1, 1872 Expedition under Thomas P. Roberts explores the upper Missouri from the three forks down to Fort Benton......1872 Seat of government removed from Virginia City to Helena......18
Saint Marys River (Missouri, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-montana
.1809 Gen. William H. Ashley, of St. Louis, builds a trading-post on the Yellowstone......1822 American Fur Company builds Fort Union on the Missouri, 3 miles above the mouth of the Yellowstone......1829 Steamboat Assiniboine, built by the American Fur Company, ascends the Missouri to Fort Union in 1833; winters near the mouth of Popular Creek......1835 Father Peter John de Smet visits the Flathead Indians in Gallatin Valley......1840 De Smet establishes a mission on the St. Mary's River in the Bitter Root Valley......September, 1842 De Smet establishes St. Ignatius mission in the Flathead Lake Valley......1845 American Fur Company builds Fort Benton......1846 Steamboat El Paso reaches the mouth of Milk River......1850 Francis Finlay, alias Benetsee, a half-breed Scotch-and-Indian trader, settled in what is now Deer Lodge county on Gold Creek, discovers gold......1852 Gov. Isaac I. Stevens explores a route for a Pacific Railroad from St. Paul across Monta
d, completes the work on that road, by driving the last spike opposite the entrance of Gold Creek into Deer Lodge River......Sept. 8, 1883 Settlement in Deer Lodge and Gallatin counties of monogamic Mormons ex pelled from Utah for apostasy......1883 Constitutional convention meets Jan. 14, 1884, and adjourns Feb. 9; its constitution was ratified by the people Nov. 4, and submitted to Congress, asking admission into the Union......1884 First steamboat to successfully navigate the Missouri River above Great Falls is launched at Townsend......1886 Territorial legislature passes a localoption act, and provides for the observance of Arbor Day......1887 Coal-mining begun in Cascade county......1888 Montana admitted to the Union by act of Congress......Feb. 22, 1889 Legislature passes an Australian ballot act......1889 Laying of the corner-stone of the new capitol building on......July 4, 1889 Constitutional convention meets at Helena, July 4, 1889; adopts a constit
Cascade (Montana, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-montana
ic Mormons ex pelled from Utah for apostasy......1883 Constitutional convention meets Jan. 14, 1884, and adjourns Feb. 9; its constitution was ratified by the people Nov. 4, and submitted to Congress, asking admission into the Union......1884 First steamboat to successfully navigate the Missouri River above Great Falls is launched at Townsend......1886 Territorial legislature passes a localoption act, and provides for the observance of Arbor Day......1887 Coal-mining begun in Cascade county......1888 Montana admitted to the Union by act of Congress......Feb. 22, 1889 Legislature passes an Australian ballot act......1889 Laying of the corner-stone of the new capitol building on......July 4, 1889 Constitutional convention meets at Helena, July 4, 1889; adopts a constitution and adjourns, Aug. 17. Constitution ratified by the people, 24,676 for and 2,274 against......Oct. 1, 1889 Proclamation of President Harrison, admitting Montana into the Union as a State...
Little Big Horn River (United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-montana
a small portion lies in Montana, bordering on Wyoming......March 1, 1872 Expedition under Thomas P. Roberts explores the upper Missouri from the three forks down to Fort Benton......1872 Seat of government removed from Virginia City to Helena......1875 General Forsythe, under orders from General Sheridan, explores the Yellowstone, leaving Bismarck in the steamer Josephine, June 15, ascending to Huntley, 418 miles......June, 1875 Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull, near the Little Big Horn River, massacre Gen. George A. Custer, with five companies (276 men) of the 7th Cavalry, no man escaping......June 25, 1876 Fort Assiniboine, near the Milk River, established......May 9, 1879 Uncalled territorial bonds, amounting to $45,000, redeemed and cancelled, thus extinguishing all registered indebtedness of the Territory......March 1, 1883 Henry Villard, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, completes the work on that road, by driving the last spike opposite the entr
Milk River (Montana, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-montana
the St. Mary's River in the Bitter Root Valley......September, 1842 De Smet establishes St. Ignatius mission in the Flathead Lake Valley......1845 American Fur Company builds Fort Benton......1846 Steamboat El Paso reaches the mouth of Milk River......1850 Francis Finlay, alias Benetsee, a half-breed Scotch-and-Indian trader, settled in what is now Deer Lodge county on Gold Creek, discovers gold......1852 Gov. Isaac I. Stevens explores a route for a Pacific Railroad from St. Paul y, 418 miles......June, 1875 Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull, near the Little Big Horn River, massacre Gen. George A. Custer, with five companies (276 men) of the 7th Cavalry, no man escaping......June 25, 1876 Fort Assiniboine, near the Milk River, established......May 9, 1879 Uncalled territorial bonds, amounting to $45,000, redeemed and cancelled, thus extinguishing all registered indebtedness of the Territory......March 1, 1883 Henry Villard, president of the Northern Pacific R
from the three forks down to Fort Benton......1872 Seat of government removed from Virginia City to Helena......1875 General Forsythe, under orders from General Sheridan, explores the Yellowstone, leaving Bismarck in the steamer Josephine, June 15, ascending to Huntley, 418 miles......June, 1875 Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull, near the Little Big Horn River, massacre Gen. George A. Custer, with five companies (276 men) of the 7th Cavalry, no man escaping......June 25, 1876 Fort Assiniboine, near the Milk River, established......May 9, 1879 Uncalled territorial bonds, amounting to $45,000, redeemed and cancelled, thus extinguishing all registered indebtedness of the Territory......March 1, 1883 Henry Villard, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, completes the work on that road, by driving the last spike opposite the entrance of Gold Creek into Deer Lodge River......Sept. 8, 1883 Settlement in Deer Lodge and Gallatin counties of monogamic Mormons ex pelled
Oregon (Oregon, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-montana
A northwestern frontier State of the United States, is included almost wholly between lat. 45° and 49° N., and long. 104° and 116° W. It is bounded on the north by British America, east by North Dakota and South Dakota, south by Wyoming, the Yellowstone National Park, and Idaho, and west by Idaho. Originally part of New France, ceded to Spain, 1763; receded to France, 1801; ceded to the United States, 1805; successively part of the Territory of Louisiana, 1805; Missouri, 1812; Missouri and Oregon, 1848; Washington, 1853; Nebraska, 1854; Dakota and Washington, 1861; Idaho, 1863. Area 146,080 square miles in twenty-six counties. Population, 1890, 132,159; in 1900, 243,329. Capital, Helena. Sieur de la Verendrye and his sons, with a party of explorers, leave the Lake of the Woods, April 29, 1742; they reach the upper Missouri and Yellowstone rivers and arrive at the Rocky Mountains......January, 1743 Lewis and Clarke's expedition cross Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Returning,
Powder River (Montana, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-montana
on Gold Creek, discovers gold......1852 Gov. Isaac I. Stevens explores a route for a Pacific Railroad from St. Paul across Montana to the Pacific Ocean......1853 Sir George Gore leaves St. Louis with forty men, explores the headwaters of Powder River, and builds a fort on Tongue River, 8 miles from its junction with the Yellowstone......1855 John Silverthorn trades tobacco, etc., with Benetsee for gold-dust......1858 Stern-wheel steamboat the Chippewa reaches Fort Brule, 12 miles bel...Feb. 2, 1865 First National Bank of Helena, the first in Montana, organized......1866 Helena Herald first issued......1866 Steamer Key West leaves Sioux City, April 14, 1869, reaches the Yellowstone May 6, and ascends that river to Powder River, a distance of 245 miles......1869 Congress sets apart a tract near the headwaters of the Yellowstone as a public park; a small portion lies in Montana, bordering on Wyoming......March 1, 1872 Expedition under Thomas P. Roberts explores
Newcastle (Texas, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-montana
and the speaker, subordinate offices, and control of committees......Jan. 29, 1891 Montana University opened at Helena; first graduation......June, 1891 Sept. 1 made a legal holiday, as Labor Day......1891 Legislature failing to elect a United States Senator, the governor appoints Lee Mantle, which appointee the Senate refuses to seat......Aug. 28, 1893 Helena selected as capital......November, 1894 State University at Missoula opened......September, 1895 Blackfeet and Fort Belknap reservations opened to settlement......February, 1896 First National Bank of Helena failed......Sept. 4, 1896 State capitol authorized; not to cost over $300,000......1898 Corner-stone of the new capitol laid by Governor Toole......July 4, 1899 State board of horticulture created. 1899 State school of mines opened at Butte......Sept. 11, 1900 Marcus Daly dies at New York......Nov. 12, 1900 Amendment to the constitution in reference to the Supreme Court carried......190
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