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First territorial delegate elected in Michigan 295
1820. Fort Snelling erected (Minnesota) .
1821. Minnesota's first saw mill erected.
First grist mill operated in Minneapolis 1824. General school system enacted for Ohio. 1825. Kenyon College established.
Township government authorized for Michi
Erie Canal opened to traffic.
1827. Common school system enacted in Michigan Elective legislative council established in Michigan . .
Pork-packing industry began in Chicago.
1828. First Methodist school established in Illinois 281 1830. Indian reservations acquired in Iowa 1832. Bonneville explored Rocky Mountain dis
Ohio and Lake Erie Canal completed.
Cincinnati and Toledo Canal constructed
1834. Wisconsin Territory organized.
Iowa included in Territory of Michigan
1835. State government established by Michigan Ohio and Michigan in armed opposition over Toledo
1835. Sandusky, Mansfield, and Newark Railroad
Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati Rail-
Saw mills erected in Michigan
1836. Congress adjudged Toledo to Ohio
Nicollet explored the source of the Missis
Wisconsin Territory organized.
First legislature met in Wisconsin.
Iowa included in Wisconsin Territory
Arkansas acquired statehood
Madison and Lafayette Railroad construction
1836-1848. Illinois and Michigan Canal constructed
First territorial legislature of Iowa convened. 314 1842. South Pass of the Rocky Mountains explored
1843. Frémont explored Utah and the Pacific Slope The Hocking Canal constructed.
1844. A Fourier community established in Wis
1845. Texas annexed.
Texas admitted into the Union.
Florida admitted into the Union
1846. Enabling Act for Wisconsin passed Wisconsin adopted a State government Iowa admitted into the Union
Bituminous coal first used for furnace fuel in
1847. Township made the unit of political govern-
1850. Illinois Central Railroad construction begun. 1851. Minnesota lands west of Mississippi opened to settlement.
1852. Gold discovered in Montana
1853. Frémont made his continental expedition .
Dakota Indians ceded land to United States. 1859. Provisional government established in Dakota First legislative assembly met in Dakota.
1861. Dakota organized as a territory.
1862. Dakota territorial legislature met
Territorial legislature elected in Montana Nevada acquired statehood . . 1866. Constitution of Nebraska adopted 1867. Nebraska admitted into the Union. 1874. Black Hills gold discoveries.
1889. North and South Dakota admitted to state
Constitutions of North and South Dakota
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Simon Kenton, pioneer, who named "Kaintuckee” (Canelands).
Isaac Shelby, first Governor of Kentucky. By Matthew Jouett.
Map of the Mississippi region and Province of Louisiana, by the
George Rogers Clark. From a painting in possession of the
John Jay. From the painting in Independence Hall, Philadelphia
Old French mansion of Kaskaskia, Illinois, showing encroachments of the Mississippi. From a photograph in possession of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
pages of the laws of the Illinois Territory and of the terri-
Page from Kearny's diary, relative to expedition from St. Louis to Council Bluffs. Original in possession of the Missouri Historical Society.
Letter of George Rogers Clark to George Mason. In the collection of Colonel Durrett, of Louisville
Arthur St. Clair. After the portrait by Charles Willson Peale
Rufus Putnam. After the pastel by James Sharpless, in Independence Hall, Philadelphia
General James Wilkinson. From the original by Jarus, in the collection of Colonel Durrett, of Louisville
Thomas Jefferson. After the painting by Thomas Sully, in possession of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. 176
Robert R. Livingston. From the copy by Pratt from the original
First and last pages of the treaty transferring Louisiana from the
Zebulon Montgomery Pike. From the original by Charles Willson Peale, in Independence Hall, Philadelphia
Page of the journal kept by Sergeant Charles Floyd, on the Lewis and Clark expedition. From the original owned by the
Wisconsin Historical Society.
Map of the United States, showing the territory reserved for the
George Flower and wife.
Founders of the English colony at
Albion, Edwards County, Illinois.
Lewis Cass. From a photograph in the collection of Colonel C. M.