First Territorial Officers, Nebraska

The first territorial officers were appointed under the provisions of the organic act, by President Pierce, as follows: Francis Burt of South Carolina, governor Thomas B. Cuming, of Iowa, secretary Tenner Ferguson, of Michigan, chief justice James Bradley, of Indiana, and Edwin R. Hardin, of Georgia, associate justices Mark W. Izard, of Arkansas, marshal Experience …

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Compendium of History – Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska

Containing a History of the State of Nebraska Embracing an account of Early Explorations, Early Settlement, Indian Occupancy, Indian History and Traditions; Territorial and State Organization; a Review of the Political History; and a Concise History of the Growth and Development of the State. Compendium of Reminiscence and Biography containing Biographical Sketches of Hundreds of …

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Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Lewis and Clark expedition was the next move directed toward exploring and improving the newly acquired territory. This expedition was planned by the president in the summer of 1803 for the purpose of discovering the courses and sources of the Missouri and the most convenient water communication thence to the Pacific Ocean. Capt. Meriwether …

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