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The Legislature of the unorganized territory of Nevada meets for the first and last time in Genoa

Utah Territory, 1857, zoomable map
12/15/1859
Impatient inhabitants of the counties south of Utah met in June, 1859 a constitutional convention for a new territory was held at Genoa, Nevada, and a document created. This "constitution" was ratified by referendum in September. A governor, Isaac Roop, was elected and a legislature assembled briefly, adjourned itself to reassemble in July, 1860 but never met again. The territory of Nevada would officially be created in March, 1861 by act of Congress. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Samuel Post Davis, The History of Nevada, Volume I (Reno, NV: Elms Publishing, 1913), 191. Benson J. Lossing, Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume IX (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902), 491.

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