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The version of this article existing before 4 January 2013 was factually incorrect.
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The version of this article before 4 January 2013 was factually correct.
*Sylvester Mowry was a delegate to the US congress for Arizona and did distribute a map with his memorial for a proposed Arizona Territory. But that map did not show any counties.<ref>Be it Enacted: the Creation of the Territory of  Arizona, B. Sacks, Arizona Historical Foundation, Phoenix, 1964, map inside back cover.</ref>
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*Sylvester Mowry was a delegate to the US congress for Arizona and did distribute a map with his memorial for a proposed Arizona Territory.
*The four counties for Arizona Territory (Castle Dome, Ewell, Mesilla, and Dona Ana) were proposed at the Constitutional Convention held in Tucson from 2 to 5 April 1860.<ref>Be it Enacted: the Creation of the Territory of  Arizona, B. Sacks, Arizona Historical Foundation, Phoenix, 1964, pp 133-153.</ref>
 
  
The version of this article existing before 4 January 2013 was also misleading.
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The version of this article before 4 January 2013 was factually incorrect.
*When the Union took over control of Arizona, they wanted nothing similar to the Confederate Territory. Therefore the territory was changed and the counties were dissolved. No new counties were patterned after those Confederate counties.
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*The map that Mowry distributed did not show any counties.<ref>Be it Enacted: the Creation of the Territory of Arizona, B. Sacks, Arizona Historical Foundation, Phoenix, 1964, map inside back cover.</ref>
*There were a total of 10 different proposals given to the US congress to create an Arizona Territory. Only the last proposal was successful. Mowry was only associated with one of the unsuccessful proposals. Why were the other eight unsuccessful proposals not explained.
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*The four counties for Arizona Territory (Castle Dome, Ewell, Mesilla, and Dona Ana) were actually proposed at the Constitutional Convention held in Tucson from 2 to 5 April 1860. A map was created showing those four counties.<ref>Be it Enacted: the Creation of the Territory of  Arizona, B. Sacks, Arizona Historical Foundation, Phoenix, 1964, pp 133-153.</ref>
  
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The version of this article before 4 January 2013 was also misleading.
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*When the Union took over control of Arizona, they wanted nothing similar to the Confederate Territory. Therefore the shape and size of the territory was changed drastically and the counties were dissolved. No new counties were patterned after those old Confederate counties.<br>
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[[User:Sabwoo|Sabwoo]] 22:04, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
 
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Revision as of 22:04, 4 January 2013

The version of this article before 4 January 2013 was factually correct.

  • Sylvester Mowry was a delegate to the US congress for Arizona and did distribute a map with his memorial for a proposed Arizona Territory.

The version of this article before 4 January 2013 was factually incorrect.

  • The map that Mowry distributed did not show any counties.[1]
  • The four counties for Arizona Territory (Castle Dome, Ewell, Mesilla, and Dona Ana) were actually proposed at the Constitutional Convention held in Tucson from 2 to 5 April 1860. A map was created showing those four counties.[2]

The version of this article before 4 January 2013 was also misleading.

  • When the Union took over control of Arizona, they wanted nothing similar to the Confederate Territory. Therefore the shape and size of the territory was changed drastically and the counties were dissolved. No new counties were patterned after those old Confederate counties.

Sabwoo 22:04, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

  1. Be it Enacted: the Creation of the Territory of Arizona, B. Sacks, Arizona Historical Foundation, Phoenix, 1964, map inside back cover.
  2. Be it Enacted: the Creation of the Territory of Arizona, B. Sacks, Arizona Historical Foundation, Phoenix, 1964, pp 133-153.