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Butterfield Overland Mail
The BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL TRAIL was a stagecoach service in the United States, operating from 1857 to 1861. It carried passengers and U.S. Mail from two eastern termini, Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
and St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California
. The routes from each eastern terminus met at Fort Smith, Arkansas
Fort Smith, Arkansas
, and then continued through Indian Territory , Texas
Texas
, New Mexico
New Mexico
, Arizona
Arizona
, Baja California
Baja California
, and California
California
ending in San Francisco
San Francisco
. On March 3, 1857, Congress under James Buchanan
James Buchanan
authorized the U.S. postmaster general, Aaron Brown , to contract for delivery of the U.S
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Madison, Arkansas
MADISON is a city in St. Francis County , Arkansas , United States . The population was 769 at the 2010 census , down from 987 in 2000. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 Demographics * 3 Notable person * 4 References GEOGRAPHY The St. Francis River Bridge near Madison is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Madison police and fire departments on duty Madison is located at 35°0′49″N 90°43′37″W / 35.01361°N 90.72694°W / 35.01361; -90.72694 (35.013681, -90.726919). According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (3.93%) is water
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St. Francis River
The ST. FRANCIS RIVER is a tributary of the Mississippi River , about 426 miles (686 km) long, in southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas in the United States . The river drains a mostly rural area and forms part of the Missouri-Arkansas state line along the western side of the Missouri Bootheel . CONTENTS * 1 Description and course * 2 Whitewater paddling sections * 3 River Flows * 4 Whitewater competitions * 5 Names * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links DESCRIPTION AND COURSEThe river rises in a region of granite mountains in Iron County, Missouri , and flows generally southwardly through the Ozarks and the St. Francois Mountains near Missouri's highest point Taum Sauk . It forms the Missouri-Arkansas border in the Bootheel and eventually exits the state at Missouri's lowest point in the "toe" at 241 feet (73 m) above sea level. It passes through Lake Wappapello , which is formed by a dam constructed in 1941
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Arkansas River
The ARKANSAS RIVER is a major tributary of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
. It generally flows to the east and southeast as it traverses the U.S. states of Colorado
Colorado
, Kansas
Kansas
, Oklahoma
Oklahoma
, and Arkansas
Arkansas
. The river's source basin lies in the western United States
United States
in Colorado, specifically the Arkansas
Arkansas
River Valley , where the headwaters derive from the snowpack in the Sawatch and Mosquito mountain ranges. It then flows east into the Midwest via Kansas, and finally into the South through Oklahoma
Oklahoma
and Arkansas. At 1,469 miles (2,364 km), it is the sixth-longest river in the United States
United States
, the second-longest tributary in the Mississippi–Missouri system, and the 45th longest river in the world
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West Memphis, Arkansas
WEST MEMPHIS is the largest city in Crittenden County , Arkansas
Arkansas
, United States. The population was 26,245 at the 2010 census , ranking it as the state's 18th largest city, behind Bella Vista . It is part of the Memphis metropolitan area, and is located directly across the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
from Memphis
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Mississippi River
The MISSISSIPPI RIVER is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay
drainage system. Flowing entirely in the United States (although its drainage basin reaches into Canada), it rises in northern Minnesota
Minnesota
and meanders slowly southwards for 2,320 miles (3,730 km) to the Mississippi
Mississippi
River
River
Delta at the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico
. With its many tributaries , the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 31 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Mountains
. The Mississippi
Mississippi
ranks as the fourth-longest and fifteenth-largest river in the world by discharge
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Fort Sumter
FORT SUMTER is a sea fort in Charleston , South Carolina
South Carolina
, notable for two battles of the American Civil War
American Civil War
. It was one of a number of special forts planned after the War of 1812
War of 1812
, combining high walls and heavy masonry, and classified as Third System , as a grade of structural integrity. Work started in 1829, but was incomplete by 1860, when South Carolina
South Carolina
seceded from the Union. The First Battle of Fort Sumter
Battle of Fort Sumter
began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery fired on the Union garrison. These were the first shots of the war and continued all day, watched by many civilians in a celebratory spirit. The fort had been cut off from its supply line and surrendered the next day
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First Transcontinental Railroad
The FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD (known originally as the "PACIFIC RAILROAD" and later as the "OVERLAND ROUTE ") was a 1,912-mile (3,077 km) continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 that connected the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Omaha, Nebraska / Council Bluffs, Iowa
Council Bluffs, Iowa
with the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay
. The rail line was built by three private companies over public lands provided by extensive US land grants. Construction was financed by both state and US government subsidy bonds as well as by company issued mortgage bonds. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built 132 mi (212 km) of track from Oakland /Alameda to Sacramento, California
Sacramento, California

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Act Of Congress
An ACT OF CONGRESS is a statute enacted by the United States Congress . It can either be a PUBLIC LAW, relating to the general public, or a PRIVATE LAW, relating to specific institutions or individuals. The term can be used in other countries with a legislature named " Congress ", such as the Congress of the Philippines . CONTENTS * 1 Public law, private law, designation * 2 Usage * 3 Promulgation
Promulgation
(United States) * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links PUBLIC LAW, PRIVATE LAW, DESIGNATION Private Law 86-407 Public Law 86-90 (STATUTE-073-1-2), Page 212 In the United States, Acts of Congress are designated as either PUBLIC LAWS, relating to the general public, or PRIVATE LAWS, relating to specific institutions or individuals
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Steamboat
A STEAMBOAT is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power , typically driving propellers or paddlewheels . Steamboats sometimes use the prefix designation SS, S.S. or S/S (for 'Screw Steamer') or PS (for 'Paddle Steamer'), however these designations are most often used for Steamships . The term steamboat is used to refer to smaller, insular, steam-powered boats working on lakes and rivers, particularly riverboats . As using steam became more reliable, steam power became applied to larger, ocean-going vessels
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White River (Arkansas)
The WHITE RIVER is a 722-mile (1,162-km) long river that flows through the U.S. states of Arkansas
Arkansas
and Missouri
Missouri
. Originating in the Boston Mountains of northwest Arkansas, it flows northwards into southern Missouri, and then turns back into Arkansas, flowing southeast to its mouth at the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
. CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 River
River
modifications * 3 Tributaries * 4 Angling * 5 See also * 6 References COURSEThe source of the White River
River
is in the Boston Mountains of northwest Arkansas, in the Ozark–St. Francis National Forest southeast of Fayetteville
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American Civil War
Union victory * Dissolution of the Confederate States * U.S. territorial integrity preserved * Slavery abolished * Beginning of the Reconstruction Era BELLIGERENTS United States
United States
Confederate States COMMANDERS AND LEADERSABRAHAM LINCOLN † Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman
William T. Sherman
David Farragut
David Farragut
George B. McClellan
George B. McClellan
Henry Halleck George Meade and others JEFFERSON DAVIS Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
J.E. Johnston P. G. T. Beauregard
P. G. T. Beauregard
A.S
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New York Herald
The NEW YORK HERALD was a large-distribution newspaper based in New York City that existed between May 6, 1835, and 1924. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Evening Telegram * 2 Commemorated * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe first issue of the paper was published by James Gordon Bennett, Sr. , on May 6, 1835. By 1845, it was the most popular and profitable daily newspaper in the United States. In 1861, it circulated 84,000 copies and called itself "the most largely circulated journal in the world." Bennett stated that the function of a newspaper "is not to instruct but to startle and amuse." His politics tended to be anti-Catholic and he had tended to favor the Know-Nothing faction, though he was not particularly anti-immigrant as the Know-Nothing party were. During the American Civil War
American Civil War
, his policy as expressed by the newspaper was to staunchly support the Democratic Party
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Hell
HELL, in many religious and folkloric traditions, is a place or state of torment and punishment in an afterlife . Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as eternal destinations while Religions with a cyclic history often depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations . Typically these traditions locate hell in another dimension or under the Earth
Earth
's surface and often include entrances to Hell
Hell
from the land of the living. Other afterlife destinations include Heaven
Heaven
, Purgatory
Purgatory
, Paradise
Paradise
, and Limbo . Other traditions, which do not conceive of the afterlife as a place of punishment or reward, merely describe hell as an abode of the dead, the grave , a neutral place located under the surface of Earth
Earth
(for example, see sheol and Hades
Hades
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Wyoming Territory
Coat of arms Wyoming
Wyoming
Territory in 1872 CAPITAL Cheyenne GOVERNMENT Organized incorporated territory GOVERNOR List HISTORY • Organic act July 25, 1868 • Statehood July 10, 1890 Wyoming
Wyoming
(blue) with Idaho
Idaho
(yellow) and Montana
Montana
(purple) in 1868 The TERRITORY OF WYOMING was an organized incorporated territory of the United States
United States
that existed from July 25, 1868, until July 10, 1890, when it was admitted to the Union as the State of Wyoming
Wyoming
. Cheyenne was the territorial capital. The boundaries of the Wyoming Territory were identical to the modern State of Wyoming. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 Territory * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links BACKGROUND This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES
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Fort Laramie
Fort Laramie National Historic Site Fort Laramie National Historic Site U.S. National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
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