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North Carolina Exposition, 1884


  • Sumner, Jim L. "Let Us Have a Big Fair: The North Carolina Exposition of 1884." North Carolina Historical Review 69 (1992): 57-81.
    The North Carolina Exposition represented an effort by the state's citizens to show the nation that it adhered to the industrial message of the New South. Men who represented the industrial goals which North Carolina endeavored to achieve comprised the committee that organized this fair. North Carolina's participation in early world's fairs is discussed briefly. The planning, organizing, and attendance at the exposition are also addressed. Includes photographs.
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