John R. Cummins diaries and miscellany, 1850-1918 [microform].
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Weston was president of the Board of World's Fair Mangagers for the State of Michigan. From the description of Books concerning the World's Columbian Exposition belonging to I. M. Weston. [n.d.] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 79152856 The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was organized in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in America. The fairgrounds, open from May 1, 1893 until October 30...
The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 marked the 100th anniversary of American freedom. The celebration took place in Philadelphia from May 10 to November 10 and attracted over eight million visitors. The exhibition spread across 450 acres of ground in Fairmont Park and consisted of over 200 buildings. Planning for the event began in 1870, and in 1871, Congress established the United States Centennial Commission to plan and run the exhibition. The following year saw the incorporation of the Centenni...
The exhibit shown in the photographs was prepared under the auspices of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations. Professor Thomas F. Hunt, then at Cornell University, was a member of the committee and received this volume from the secretary, A. C. True. From the description of Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Views of the collective exhibit of the Colleges of Agriculture and the Mechanical Arts and Experiment Stations in the Palace of Educat...