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  Washington Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Washington Territory was a historic organized territory of the United States that was formed in February 8, 1853 from the portion of the Oregon Territory north of the lower Columbia River and north of the 46th parallel east of the Columbia.
Upon the admission of the State of Oregon to the union in 1859, the eastern portions of the Oregon Territory, including southern Idaho and portions of Wyoming west of the continental divide were annexed to the Washington Territory.
In 1863, the area of Washington Territory east of the Snake River and the 117th meridian was reorganized as part of to the newly created Idaho Territory, leaving the territory within the current boundaries of the State of Washington, which was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889 as the 42nd U.S. state.
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 Washington - Wikipedia
Washington is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Oregon to the south (the Columbia River forming most of this border), Idaho to the east and British Columbia, Canada to the north.
Washington is also notable for being home to four of the five longest floating bridges in the world: the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and Homer M. Hadley Bridge over Lake Washington, and the Hood Canal Bridge connecting the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas.
Washington also ranked second in the nation in grapes (all varieties taken together), apricots, asparagus (over a third of the country's production) and green peas for processing; third in the nation for wheat, prunes and plums, summer dry onions, trout and butter; fourth in barley and peaches; and fifth in cranberry/cranberries and strawberries.
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 Washington Territory 1853 - 1889
For example, to investigate Territorial imprints, use the "Subject" option to search for "Washington Territory Imprints." Finding aids for manuscript collections are also included in Griffin, and may be found on the MASC web site.
Territory of Oregon west of the Rocky Mountains exhibiting the various trading depots or forts occupied by the British Hudson Bay Company, connected with the western and northwestern fur trade, U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers, 1838.
Map of that part of Washington Territory lying west of the Cascade Mountains, to accompany report of Surveyor General, 1857.
www.wsulibs.wsu.edu /holland/masc/masctour/washingtonterritory   (536 words)

  
 ::: Washington State Pioneer Life Database :::
Washington Territory has 20,000,000 acres of timber, 10,000,000 acres of prairie and 5,000,000 rich alluvial bottom open for settlement.
Exports of the Territory are lumber, hoop-poles, coal, wheat, flour, barley, oats, hops, fruit, horned cattle, horses, sheep, hides, wool, furs, and fish.
The Washington State Pioneers database is a collection of writings, diaries, letters, and reminiscences drawn from various sources within the Special Collections Division collections that recount the early settlement of Washington, the establishment of homesteads and towns and the hardships faced by many of the early pioneers.
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 Taking stock of 150 years of Washington Territory
Oregon's territorial government had no objections and encouraged the effort for self-government by establishing new counties including Thurston, Jefferson, King and Pierce in 1852.
As Robert Ficken documents in his new history of Washington Territory (WSU Press, 2002), the period between 1853 and 1889 was no mere intermission in the region's evolution.
Washington's collective genome was well established, in short, long before it formally joined the Union, and the most startling aspect of the territorial period is how familiar it seems.
www.citizenreviewonline.org /feb_2003/taking_stock.htm   (788 words)

  
 Antique maps and prints of Washington
Eastern Washington is an irregular, broken country, and the chief divisions of the western section are the Columbia and Puget Sound basins and the valley of the Chehalis.
Washington Territory is extremely healthy, and, from the absence of marshes and the elevation of most of the land, is entirely free from miasma.
Washington Territory, as originally created comprised the region lying between the Pacific and the summit of the Rocky mountains, and between the Columbia river and the British Possessions.
www.antiquemapsandprints.com /usa-washington.htm   (934 words)

  
 WASHINGTON
1860 Mortality Census for all Washington Territory Counties enumerated in 1860.
1870 Mortality Census for all Washington Territory Counties enumerated in 1870.
1880 Mortality Census for all Washington Territory Counties enumerated in 1880.
www.us-census.org /inventory/washington.htm   (41 words)

  
 Introduction to Washington - The United States of America
The Washington Territory established in 1853 was named to honor the first President of the United States, George Washington.
The Evergreen State: (Official) Washington is popularly known as "The Evergreen State." This nickname, coined by Seattle realtor C.T. Conver and adopted by the state in legislature in 1893, was given because of the large fir and pine trees in the state.
Washington is always green, a color echoed in the State Flag.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/wa_intro.htm   (419 words)

  
 | Book Review | Oregon Historical Quarterly, 104.3 | The History Cooperative
By the early 1860s, Washington's non-Indian population — driven in part by the discovery of gold in what would become Idaho and Montana — had settled Wallula on the Columbia and Walla Walla in the southern interior of the state.
The eastern half of Washington — the term "half" referring to half of the non-Indian population of the state — tended to vote Democratic, while the western half tended to vote Republican.
      Washington's frustrations in the territorial period were compounded by a series of incompetent and venal politicians of both the appointed and the elected variety.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/ohq/104.3/br_11.html   (781 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay: About Washington State -- Frequently Asked Questions and Their Answers
Washington borders Canada on the north along the 49th parallel and Oregon on the south along the Columbia River and 46th parallel.
Washington Territory (including Idaho and western Montana until 1863) was separated from Oregon on March 2, 1853, and gained statehood on November 11, 1889.
Its residents began petitioning for statehood in 1881, and Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, with the signature of President Benjamin Harris.
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 HistoryLink Essay:Washington Territory and Washington State, Founding of
Soon after the creation of Oregon Territory in 1848, settlers north of the Columbia River began demanding a territory of their own.
Representative Richard H. Stanton of Kentucky, believing that the first president should be honored with the name of a state or territory, and noting that the federal capital already recognized the name "Columbia," amended the bill to read "Washington Territory." On March 2, 1853, President Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) signed the act.
President Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) selected the anniversary of George Washington's birthday, February 22, 1889, to sign the act creating the state of Washington, but his proclamation of admission was not issued until November 11, 1889.
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 Bartholomew 1857 Map
Between 1853 and 1859 Idaho was divided between the Oregon and Washington territories.
It was then attached to Washington until it was organized separately as the Idaho Territory in 1863.
Originally the Nebraska Territory comprised 351,558 square miles, but by 1863 the organization of the Colorado and Idaho (including the states of Montana and Wyoming) territories had reduced Nebraska almost to its present dimensions.
www.cprr.org /Museum/Maps/Bartholomew_1857.html   (1008 words)

  
 Historical Map Collection
UNITED STATES 1.1 - Map of the Trans-Mississippi Territory of the United States during the period of the American Fur Trade as conducted from St.
By Matthew Northrop & Co., [1886] - County and township map of Oregon and Washington.
(Mounted on thick cardboard.) - Map of the Indian nations and tribes of the Territory of Washington and of the Territory of Nebraska.
www.wsulibs.wsu.edu /holland/masc/finders/map.htm   (16540 words)

  
 George Washington PRICE of Oregon and Washington Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sarah Anne (Annie) CAPPIOUS, daughter of George Washington CAPPIOUS and Mary Elizabeth DENNING, was born 19 Sep 1855 in Lane County, Oregon.
Jay MCDOWELL was born in 1886 in Washington Territory.
Ellie MCDOWELL was born in 1888 in Washington Territory.
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 Washington Territory - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Annual Message of the Governor of Washington Territory, Delivered December 17th, 1862
Beyond the Reservation: Indians, Settlers, and the Law in Washington Territory, 1853-1889
Trees of the Pacific Northwest: Including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nw.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /washington_territory.htm   (368 words)

  
 Washington
George Washington - Washington, George, 1732–99, 1st President of the United States (1789–97), commander in...
Washington, University of - Washington, University of, at Seattle; state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1861 as...
Washington, Treaty of - Washington, Treaty of, May, 1871, agreement concluded between the United States and Great Britain...
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 AGO_1992_No_003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
together with the government buildings situated thereon, be granted to the Territory of Washington, to be used and held by the said Territory for the purpose of an insane asylum, and for such other purposes as they may desire to apply the same.
On admission of the State of Washington to the Union, congress granted to it sections sixteen and thirty-six in each township for the support of the common schools.
Thus, the existing right of the Territory of Washington to receive the patent was passed to the State when Washington was admitted to the Union.
www.atg.wa.gov /opinions/1992/opinion_1992_003.html   (5210 words)

  
 INDIANS TRIBES of WASHINGTON TERRITORY by George Gibbs
West of the Cascades, in Oregon Territory, the principal is Fort Umpqua, on the Umpqua river.
In Washington Territory, west of the Cascades, there are, first, and the only one of importance, Fort Nisqually, on the lands of the Puget Sound Agricultural Company.
When it is recollected that the Territory embraces eleven degrees of longitude by six in latitude, it will be obvious that the superintendent, especially when his duties are united with those of the executive, can not give his personal attention to distant tribes, and that the most responsible duties must necessarily be discharged by subordinates.
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 HistoryLink Essay: U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes Washington Territory on March 2, 1853.
The new territory’s boundaries are: north, 49 degree North Latitude; south, approximately due east from the mouth of the Columbia River; east, the Rocky Mountains; west, the Pacific Ocean.
The primary reason for establishing a new territory was the unreasonable distance to Oregon City, the Oregon Territory capital located in the Willamette Valley.
Oregon Territory had no objection to the proposed territory and the memorial was given to Joseph Lane, Oregon Territory’s non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.
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 The Creation of Washington Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In general, the lack of spending north of the Columbia by the Oregon Territorial Legislature was a frequent bone of contention.
His regard for George Washington Bush, an African-American settler, no doubt influenced his desire to separate from the political machine of Southern-sympathizer Joseph Lane, then in a pitched battle with Whig Governor John P. Gaines over control of the territorial government.
After 15 years he moved to Olympia, served in the territorial legislature again, was elected to the city council and served as mayor.
www.wshs.org /wshs/columbia/articles/0303-a4.htm   (4283 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay: Governor Isaac Stevens selects Olympia as capital of Washington Territory on November 28, 1853.
On November 28, 1853, Isaac Stevens (1818-1862), the first governor of Washington Territory, issues a proclamation that names Olympia as the capital of the new Territory.
Washington Territory was carved out of Oregon Territory by an act of Congress signed by U.S. President Millard Fillmore on March 2, 1853.
Washington has long been a state, its population has grown exponentially, and uncountable changes have occurred since 1853, but Olympia remains the seat of the Washington legislature and government.
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 Washington State History Information Links Symbols Capital Constitution Flags Maps Song
Washington is the leading grower of hops in the country and ranks second to Idaho in the production of potatoes.
Washington is the leading grower of both apples and pears in the country.
Washington is one of the world's major producers of iris, tulip and daffodil bulbs.
www.netstate.com /states/links/wa_links.htm   (596 words)

  
 Washington State Historical Facts and Symbols   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Oregon Territory became a part of the United States when the United States and Great Britain agreed to the 49th parallel as the northern U.S. boundary.
Oregon Territory was established with Washington as the northern part of the territory.
Washington admitted to the United States on November 11 as the forty-second state.
www.ofm.wa.gov /databook/facts.htm   (239 words)

  
 Today in History: November 11
Until 1846, Washington was part of "Oregon Country," a region jointly occupied by England and the United States.
Officially a part of Oregon Territory, popular agitation resulted in the organization of Washington Territory in 1853.
Denial of statehood was largely due to a concern that the lack of an interstate railroad connection would interfere in the effective governance of Oregon as a state.
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 Washington maps and information page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Beginning in the mid-18th century, the land we call Washington State was claimed for England and Spain by a large variety of explorers, including Juan Perez, and Captain James Cook.
Named for the country's first president, George Washington, it's a land of rugged volcanic mountains and canyons, coastal islands and bays, ancient river valleys and fertile farmland.
The Columbia River Gorge, on Washington's southwestern border with Oregon, is a spectacular river canyon, 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/wa.htm   (984 words)

  
 INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES. Vol. 1, Laws
Boundaries of the Chehalis Indian Reservation, as compiled from the field-notes of the public surveys in the office of the surveyorgeneral of Washington Territory, beginning at the post-corner to sections 1 and 2, 35 and 36, on the township line between townships Nos.
Concurring with the Commissioner in his recommendation that the reserve be increased for the benefit of the Indians referred to in the papers inclosed, you are requested to have reserved from sale the tracts of land indicated upon the plat herein inclosed.
Agreeable to the recommendation of the Acting Secretary of the Interior, it is hereby ordered that the Puyallup Reservation in Washington Territory be so extended as to include within its limits all that portion of section 34, township 21 north, range 3 east, not already included within the reservation.
digital.library.okstate.edu /kappler/Vol1/HTML_files/WAS0901.html   (7985 words)

  
 Lalor, Cyclopaedia of Political Science, V.3, Entry 305, WASHINGTON TERRITORY: Library of Economics and Liberty
WASHINGTON TERRITORY, a territory of the United States.
.) It was originally a part of Oregon territory, and, before the erection of that territory into a state, was set off as a separate territory by the act of March 2, 1853.
As at first organized, it contained 193,071 square miles, but transfers to Idaho have reduced it to an area of 69,994 square miles.
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 Campaigns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The letter read: “ Sir: four Indians who were confined in the garrison of Fort Steilacoom for the crime of murder, having made their escape therefrom on the night of the 19th of October ultimp, I have to request your cooperation with the Indian Agent for the Puget Sound Indian District, Mr.T.Simmons Esqr.
The whitemen were also going unpunished for their crimes of murder, all culminating in the uprising of the Washington Territory Indians against the new settlers.
Many times territorial volunteers came by the ship, asking to be supplied with arms and powder, but due to having already given all that could be spared, they could not give any more without endangering the security of the revenue cutter.
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 Washington
Had the Territory been created just a year later after Oregon outlawed sodomy, things would have been different.
1889 Washington is the first state in the nation to adopt a Constitution with an explicit right to privacy therein.
1893 After the Washington Supreme Court found that there was no sodomy law in the state, but that the common-law offenses statute was sufficient for prosecution, the legislature nevertheless enacts a sodomy law.
www.sodomylaws.org /usa/washington/washington.htm   (180 words)

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