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DECEMBER 17

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1801 In the Treaty of Fort Adams, the Choctaw Nation Cedes 2,264,920 Acres of Land Along the Mississippi River to the U.S. for $2,000 Mississippi Choctaw Indians WEstward Expansion Historic U.S. Documents Economics Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
1861 Florida Legislature Appropriates $10,000 for the Purchase of Cloth to be Given to Patriotic Women's Societies to Manufacture Uniforms Florida Economics American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 U.S. Forces Capture the British Blockade Runner Ringdove and Its 5-Man Crew Off Florida's Indian River Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1897 The Town of LaCrosse Is Incorporated in Alachua County, Florida Alachua County, Florida Florida Historical Society
1915 Mesaba Transportation Company of Hibbing, Minnesota Is Incorporated and Will Eventually Become the Greyhound Bus Lines Hibbing, Minnesota Transportation Greyhoound Bus Minnestoa Historical Society
1990 Winter Storms Cause More Than $3 Million Damage to the Vessels and Ferry Terminals Operated by Washington State Ferries Washington Naval History Storms Economics Washington State Ferries History Link
1992 U.S., Canada & Mexico Sign the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) United States Canada International Trade New York Times

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