Image from page 330 of “The blue and the gray, or, The Civil War as seen by a boy : a story of patriotism and adventure in our war for the Union” (1898) – Philadelphia Picture

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Title: The blue and the gray, or, The Civil War as seen by a boy : a story of patriotism and adventure in our war for the Union
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: White, Annie Randall
Publisher: [S.l. : s.n.]
Contributing Library: State Library of North Carolina, Government & Heritage Library
Digitizing Sponsor: LYRASIS members and Sloan Foundation

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Pass. If thetales are true, it is surely a land of untold riches, as the entireregion is gold-bearing, and for some years to come, that metalwill be found by some, in paying quantities. One authority, Dr.Becker, states that the beach sand all along the Alaskan coastcontains enormous quantities of gold. But even though therewas not an ounce of it in the whole territory, Alaska has paidback to our commerce its price several times over. —•Js-K®®**^— CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 323 CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION. The United States, now in the midst of prosperity concludedto hold one of the most notable fairs any land has ever enjoyed.The first one was held in commemoration of the one hundredthbirthday of our nation, and was projected on broad lines, andcarried out in the same manner. It was opened May 10, 1876,and continued 159 days. It was a general invitation to all theworld to bring their productions to our shores for admiration andinstruction, and caused a unity and sympathy between the sev-

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HORTICULTURAL HALL, PHILADELPHIA. ered parts of our country such as no other event could havesucceeded in doing. People flocked to Philadelphia from everyland, and the North and South met in a friendly rivalry as towhich section should be most fully represented. Over 61,000visitors attended each day of the Fair, and at the close of theFair the receipts were, in admissions, concessions and royalties,in round numbers, $4,307,749.75. It had been the desire of many patriotic people for tenyears to make a showing of our resources, and to invite, as itwere, the whole world to see us at home. The hope had nevermet with favor, but by repeated representations as to the im-portance of the idea, the people of the United States were at 324 CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION. last aroused, and worked so faithfully and rapidly to carry itout, as to surprise the world. President Grant, on behalf of the United States, asked thenations to take part in our rejoicing, and they respondedpromptly, by sending commissio

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