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=====Land Transfer Events 1824 - 1849=====


1824    Indian Territory (majority of Oklahoma) created from Arkansas
        Territory.  Remaining Arkansas Territiory consists of Arkansas.

1825    Russia abandons claims to "The Oregon Country".

1834    Lands East of the Missouri River in the Missouri Territory are
        transfered to the Michigan Territory.  (Central/East N.Dakota and
        S.Dakota, Iowa and Western half of Minnesota.)

1834    ?Indian Territory definitely set apart for Indians?

1836    Arkansas admitted to the Union as 25th state.

1836    Wisconsin Territory created from Michigan Territory.  Includes
        Wisconsin, Eastern Minn., and the area "East of the Missouri River"
        (Central/East N.Dakota and S.Dakota, Iowa and Western half of Minnesota.)
        Remaining Michigan Territory consists of Lower and Upper Michigan.

1836    NorthWest corner of Missouri added.
        (From Michigan/Wisconsin Territory)

1836    "Republic of Texas" declaration of independance from Mexico.

1837    Michigan admitted to the Union as 26th state.

1838    Iowa Territory created from Wisconsin Territory.  Consists of
        the area "East of the Missouri River" (Central/East N.Dakota and
        S.Dakota, Iowa and Western half of Minnesota.)  Remaining Wisconsin
        Territory consists of Wisconsin and Eastern Minn.

1842    Northern borders of New Hampshire and Maine are set by treaty
        with Great Britain.

1845    Florida admitted to the Union as 27th state.

1845    Texas annexed to the Union as 28th state.
        Most of area in dispute with Mexico until 1848.

1846    Southern boundry of Texas set at the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo)
        River.  In dispute with Mexico until 1848.

1846    Iowa admitted to the Union as 29th state.

1846    Lands ceded to the District of Columbia (Federal)
        by Virginia (in 1791) are returned.

1846    Treaty with Great Britain sets the Northern boundry of
        "The Oregon Country" at 49 degrees North.
        Great Britain relinquish's claims to "The Oregon Country".
        Vancouver Island in dispute until 1872.

1848    Treaty with Mexico setting Southern boundry of Texas at the
        Rio Grande River.  Treaty also transfers lands North of the Gila
        River (Ariz.) to the U.S. consisting of California, Nevada, Utah,
        Western Colorado and New Mexico.
        Central Colorado and Eastern New Mexico are claimed by Texas.

1848    "The Oregon Country" organized as the Oregon Territory.

1848    Wisconsin admitted to the Union as 30th state.

1849    Remainder of Wisconsin Territory (Eastern Minn.) and remainder
        of the Iowa Territory (Central/East N.Dakota and S.Dakota, and Western
        half of Minnesota) are reorganized as the Minnesota Territory.


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