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Inspired by such motives and purposes, the managers of this Association appealed to the generous, public-spirited citizens
of Minneapolis for the necessary aid to properly inaugurate this great and important enterprise. The response to that appeal
is now witnessed in the mammoth structures which stand nearly completed ready to receive the creations of inventive genius
and the golden fruits of the harvest season, which beautify and enrich the land.
THE IMMENSE MAIN BUILDING,
which last year was thought sufficient to enclose the entire display made at the State Fair, is now given up to machinery and
manufactured articles alone, while an Agricultural Hal), sixty 6ve feet wide and three hundred feet in length, stands ready to
rective the coming treasures of our soil. A Lumbermen's building, in which shall be displayed the skill and triumphs of that
energetic and enterprising class of our citizensa class that has done so much to advance the growth of our cities, the North
Star State and the eutire Northwest, will be among the most novel and interesting features of the coming grand display. The
FIVE HUNDRED FEET LONG,
and capable of seating six thousand people, is rapidly approaching completion. New and comfortable sheds and stables, extend-
ing miles in length, are being constructed with the utmost possible rapidity, for the accommodation of one thousand head of the
finest horses, cattle and other stock ever gathered together.
The magnificent system of Water Works of our city has been extended to theExposition Grounds. This will furnish not
only an inexhaustible supply for all living creatures on the grounds, but will keep the streets sprinkled and free from dust, and
supply magnificent waterfalls and fairy-like fountains which will adorn and beautify the buildings and grounds, and add won-
derfully to the comfort and attractiveness of the exhibition,
To make this Great Northwestern Exposition more interesting and attractive than anything of the kind that has ever gone
before it in this* quarter of Uncle Sam's domain has been the firm resolution of the managers from the day the enterprise was
conceived. Their deliberate purpose is to make it thus attractive, not by bringing into their display any of the cheap and
trashy caleh penny shows or performances which are always at hand when opportunity presents to gather pennies from the
pockets of children but by exhibiting more fully than ever before the wealth and resources of our noble State and the entire
great Norlhwcstin its golden grain, its rich and luscious fruits, its beautiful flowers, -which, though they toil not, neither^
do they spin," yet far surpass even the royal purple robes of any old or young Solomon.
Wo pioposc to exhibit on a scale far surpassing any previous display of this kind ever made in Minnesota, the advance in
improvements of Machinery, and all the mechanic arts, especially aiming in all things to keep well in mind that which is of
intrinsic use and value to the people and the State.
THE LIVE STOCK
department our display promises to far surpass anything ever seen on this continent. The exhibit in this department alone would
well repay a journey of a thousand miles to witness and no person interested in the welfare of our State should fail to come
and see what may be accomplished in the way of adding to the wealth of our country by the introduction of such stock as
will here be found on exhibition
THE ST PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 187a
In which he tells the readers of the Globe all about the Greatest
Public Exhibition ever held in the West outside of CHICAGO AND
ST. LOUIS, and equaling inits attractions the "bes efforts of those cities.
the Editor of the Daily Globe:
I am in receipt by every mail that reaches this city, of packages of letters
from all points in the Northwest, in which the writer solicit information-
some in regard to one point,sometouching another-relating to the coming Great
Northwestern Exposition. To reply in detail to all these innumerable epistolary
favors,would necessitate the employment of a private secretary with a score of
assistants and so I am prompted to avail myself of the only medium of which I have any knowledge
through which the entire population of our great Northwestern Empire can be reached, to-wit: the
Public Press to make a public, open statement concerning our coming Monster Exposition, such
as will meet the prevailing line of inquiry.
circnmscrilies, or confines, or bounds, or imprisons our ambition or oui purposes. But, as Chicago with her extensive exposition exhibits to a wondering world, the wealth and ingenuity of the great Prairie Belt of our
country and as St. Louis, with her wonderful industrial expositions, illustrates and emphasizes the marvelous development of the Southwestern Empire of this western world, both attracting to themselves in their annual
displays, the highest evidences of the advanced position held by the eastern portion of our country in her mechanical industries and arts so, it is the design and purpose of our association, to found a permanent and
and with a record in these affairs of which any city on the American continent might be justly proud, there seems to be an appropriateness, in accord with the eternal .fitness of things, in locating such an institution in
the bright, new, growing, cleanly Queen City of the New Northwest."
OUR PURPOSES. To'-stimulate and improve Agriculture, to foster and encourage Manufac-
tures, and to increase, build up and strengthen the Commerce of this wondrous fairy-land of the North-
west, is the primary purpose and object of this Association. To these ends we seek to bring all classes of the people
together at these annually recurring meetings, so that the farmer may examine and understand the improved ma-
chinery with which the greater part of his labor is performed that the manufacturer may exhibit the pro-
ducts of his skill and that trade and commerce may be made to flourish by the side of these great sister interests,
and the State be honored and glorified by the united and joint display of these three partners in the development of
every new land. No motive less worthy or less honorable than this desire to exalt and benefit the whole State and
section which we thus seek to represent fires the ambition or shapes the policy of this Association.
FTRACTIONS OF THE EXPOSITION.
lc, "la your society formed for the purpose of holding continuous State Pairs2" Bless your dear souls, NO. "NO pent-up Utica" contracts, or limits, or
FOUR IMMENSE DINING HALLS
Minneapolis, August 10, 1878.
40 by 100 feet in extent will be erected and fully supplied with the choicest viands the market shall afford, while a great number
of eating booths and lunch stands will be provided under the amphitheatre and Agricultural Hall. Thus will the hungry
thousands be kept well fed and good natured.
Another feature which will be most thoroughly appreciated by the public will be found in the fact that the cars of the
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway will run continuously over anew double track between the city and the exposition grounds,
carrying passengers to and from, landing and receiving incoming and outgoing visitors at tbe main entrance.
The Minneapolis Street Railway Company, passing by the very doors of the many leading hotels in the city, will also
carry passengers within three blocks of the main entrance, thus affording sight seers the most ample protection against the
extortion of omnibus lines and private hackmen. In no other city can there be found such a combination of facilities and
conveniencs for reaching and returning from Fair Grounds, as in Minneapolis.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR VISITORS.
The City of Minneapolis is abundantly supplied with Hotels and Private Boarding Houses where good accommodations can
be obtained during the week of the exposition at the usual rates charged. No extortion will be suffered to be practiced upon
those visiting the exposition. It is not expected that the Hotels or Boarding Houses of the City will by any means accommo-
date the thousands who will daily throng our gates but the people of Minneapolis will not be unmindful of the wants of
"visiting brethren." The residences of our private citizens will therefore be thrown open for the entertainment of guests
under such a system as will enable at least ten thousand people to find comfortable quarters during the exposition at nominal
will be given the same week and in connection with the exposition, so that all who attend the one may, if they desire, witness
the other. In this series of races, which will be run and trotted during the week, the most renowned horses of the American
turf will take part. The greatest trotting sires in the world ivill he here to take part in our meeting, including such trotting won-
ders as Gov. Sprague, Smuggler, and the world renowned race mare Mollie McCarthy, will be exhibited and participate in the
performances of the meeting. No such opportunity for seeing the racing celebrities of our country has ever before been
presented. THE jLlTlTJJJLZj ^JDJDI^ESS.
One of the chief features of the great Exposition will be the Annual Address, which will be delivered on Tuesday, the 3d
of September, by Senator James G. Blaine, of Maine, one of the greatest living orators and statesmen, not only ot America
but of the world. Senator Blaine needs no introduction to the great public of the Northwest. His manly and heroic record
as one of the champions of human liberty, his prominence for the last four years in the councils of the nation, his manly
courage in the utterances of his honest convictions, has endeared him to every American heart, and made him one of the
great representative, intellectual giants of his country.
In these efforts to advance the material interests of the great Northwest, we feel assured that we deserve and confidently
expect to receive the cordial co-operation and suport of all the people who have cast their lot and fortune for good or ill in this
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