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STATE LANDS, WATER, LABOR, CORPORATIONS, MILITIA AND PUB

LIC BUILDINGS

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CHAPTER XVII. THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE .

125 CHAPTER XVIII. ELECTIONS

135 CHAPTER XIX. EDUCATION AND SCHOOL LAWS

144 CHAPTER XX. IRRIGATION AND FOREST RESERVES

155 CHAPTER XXI. GOVERNMENT IN THE DISTRICT, Town, City, COUNTY AND STATE 164

CHAPTER XXII. GOVERNMENT IN THE DISTRICT, Town, City, COUNTY AND STATE (Continued)

176 APPENDIX A. CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING

199 APPENDIX B. STATE BUILDINGS

APPENDIX C. GOVERNORS OF WYOMING

239 APPENDIX D. THE SUPREME COURT OF WYOMING

240 APPENDIX E. DELEGATES TO CONGRESS FROM WYOMING TERRITORY

241 APPENDIX F. STATE ELECTIVE OFFICERS

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PART I

THE HISTORY OF WYOMING

WYOMING IN THE TERRITORIAL GROWTH OF THE UNITED

STATES.

Wyoming occupies an unique position on the map of the United States. It is the only State that contains lands obtained from all four of our principal annexations which form the territory west of the Mississippi river. The land covered by the original thirteen States included all of the States east of the Mississippi river except Florida which was ceded to us by Spain in 1819. Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867. All of the States and territories between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean were acquired under one minor and four principal titles:

The Louisiana Purchase, 1803.
The Oregon Country, 1792, 1805, 1811, 1819 and

1846.
Texas Annexation, 1845.
Mexican Cession, 1848.

Gadsden Purchase, 1853. The first four of these contained lands that now make up the State of Wyoming and deserve special mention because they are a part of the early history of the State.

The Gadsden Purchase, also known as the second Mexican Cession, only embraces a small part of southern Arizona and New Mexico.

The Mexican territory constitutes all of California, Nevada, Utah and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming. (All of Sweetwater County, the southwestern part of Carbon and southern part of Uinta.)

The Texas Annexation includes all of the State of Texas and parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming. (Most of Carbon County and the southwestern part of Albany.)

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