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A Brief Chronology: 1890-1899

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1890

Population 3,785 (New Town only)

1890

Albuquerque Academy (private high school for boys) operating out of Perkins Hall

1891

New Town votes to reincorporate as a city to be governed by a mayor and board of aldermen

1891

First Public Library opens at 112 Gold S.W.; moves into Commercial Club in 1892

1891

Albuquerque Bridge (wooden toll bridge across the Rio Grande established in 1865) washes away in flood

1891

Albuquerque Academy closes; Albuquerque High School opens in Perkins Hall

1892

University of New Mexico opens in its present location

1892

African Methodist Episcopal congregation builds its first permanent church at 311 W Coal Avenue

1892

Commercial Club built at 4th and Gold

1896

H.B. Fergusson, son-in-law of Franz Huning and father of Erna Fergusson, elected Territorial Representative for New Mexico

1897

Armijo House at 3rd and Railroad [Central Avenue] destroyed by fire

1897

R.L. Dodson owns first automobile in Albuquerque

1898

Grant Opera House at 3rd and Railroad [Central Avenue] destroyed by fire

Early Albuquerque Newspapers

Early Albuquerque Newspapers

The Library of Congress' Chronicling America website has fully searchable digitized newspapers published in Albuquerque before 1923.  These papers include:

Albuquerque Daily Citizen, 1895-1903

Albuquerque Weekly Citizen, 1891-19??

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