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=====Land Transfer Events 1867 - 1959=====


1867    Alaska purchased from Russia.

1867    Nebraska admitted to the Union as 37th state.
        Remainder of territory (South half of Wyoming) added to the Idaho Territory.

1868    Idaho Territory reorganized into the Wyoming Territory (Wyoming)
        and the Idaho Territory (Idaho).

1872    Treaty with Great Britain setting the "Strait of Juan De Fuca", South
        of Vancouver Island, as the boundry.

1876    Colorado admitted to the Union as 38th state.

1889    North Dakota admitted to the Union as 39th state.
        South Dakota admitted to the Union as 40th state.
        Montana admitted to the Union as 41st state.
        Washington admitted to the Union as 42nd state.

1890    Idaho admitted to the Union as 43rd state.
        Wyoming admitted to the Union as 44th state.

1896    Utah admitted to the Union as 45th state.

1898    Hawaiian Islands acquired.
        Acquired the Islands of Porto Rico, Guam, Midway and Wake.
        Philippine Islands acquired.

1899    Samoa Islands acquired.

1900    Territory of Hawaii organized.

1907    Oklahoma admitted to the Union as 46th state.

1912    Territory of Alaska organized.

1912    New Mexico admitted to the Union as 47th state.
        Arizona admitted to the Union as 48th state.

1917    Virgin Islands (Danish West Indies) acquired.

1959    Alaska admitted to the Union as 49th state.
        Hawaii admitted to the Union as 50th state.


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