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A Brief Chronology: 1880-1889

1880

New Mexico Town Company is formed. Franz Huning, Elias Stover, and William Hazeldine begin buying land on behalf of New Mexico and Southern Pacific Railroad along the proposed railroad right of way.

1880

New Albuquerque surveyed

1880

First passenger train arrives, special excursion from Santa Fe

1880

Albuquerque Street Railway Company Incorporated

1880

Albuquerque Gas Company created

1881

Presbyterian Church opens first Indian School in Albuquerque

1881

New Town gets a postmaster

1881

First telephone service

1881

Raynolds brothers move Central Bank to New Town at 2nd and Gold

1881

Mariano Otero, Elias Stover, and the Armijo brothers found First National Bank of Albuquerque

1881

Milton Yarberry elected town marshal after serving as constable for the Merchant's Police Force

1881

Congregational Church dedicated

1882

Albuquerque Indian School moves to new campus

1882

Streetcars connect Old Town with New Albuquerque

1882

Fire trucks purchased

1882

First balloon ascension

1882

Albuquerque Bridge, a wooden toll bridge across the Rio Grande, opens

1882

Immaculate Conception Church established

1883

Albuquerque Electric  Light Company created

1883

County seat returns to Albuquerque from Bernalillo

1883

Albuquerque Electric Light Company installs first arc lights

1883

Huning Castle built

1883

Grant Building, home of Grant's Opera House, built by Angus Grant at 3rd and Railroad [Central Avenue]. First production was H.M.S. Pinafore.

1884

Central New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association is founded in Albuquerque to discourage cattle rustling

1884

Rio Grande floods, runs down the railroad tracks, and buries two old engines

1884

First National Bank stockholders sell out to Raynolds brothers

1884

St. Vincent's Academy established; school building completed at 5th and Railroad [Central] in 1885

1885

First incandescent lights

1885

Population 2,000 (New Town only)

1885

Voters approve incorporation of Albuquerque

1885

Trees planted in Robinson Park

1885

Henry Jaffa elected first Mayor of Albuquerque.

1886

U.S. government takes over Albuquerque Indian School from the Presbyterian Church

1886

Ballut Abyad Temple established

1887

Harwood Girls’ School established by Women’s Division of the Methodist Church

1888

Southwestern Brewery and Ice incorporated; existing building completed 1898

1889

University of New Mexico established in Albuquerque by Territorial Legislature

 
   

 

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