Colorado Names in New York Times

“A Dull and Unimportant Day in Congress” read a New York Times front-page headline on Wednesday, March 22, 1866. Among other items in the news from the nation’s capitol was a long list of nominations confirmed by the Senate.
These included appointments of Consuls to places familiar – Kingston, Jamica, Trinidad de Cuba, and St. Thomas – and not so familiar –  Tumbez, Funchal, Smyrna, and Bayonne. Appointed “Minister Resident at the Hawaiian Island” was Edward M. McCook. Three years later he would become Governor of Colorado Territory.
In the same New York Times article, Daniel C. Oakes of Colorado was confirmed as Indian Agent of the Grand River and “Wintah” [Uintah] band of Indians. He would still hold that position when Edward McCook became Territorial Governor and Ex Officio Superintendent of Indian Affairs for Colorado Territory.

Photos courtesy the Denver Public Library, Western History Collection


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