Chronicles of Boone County

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1842

1842

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Events

Boone County

Kentucky

  • Ballard, Boyle, Crittenden, Letcher and Marshall counties are formed.

U.S. & World

  • U.S. Army Lieutenant John Charles Fremont maps out the Oregon Trail, opening the west to wagon trains.
  • The Supreme Court rules that slave-owners may do anything to recapture fugitives, but that state officials are not obliged to help track runaways. This interpretation will become obsolete in 1850, when Henry Clay proposes a new fugitive slave law that will incorporate direct federal involvement.

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1842.txt · Last modified: 2014/09/29 17:20 by jgregory