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CIRCULAR NO. 1,
1788. OHIO'S CENTENNIAL ibbs.
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The 67th Oeneral Assembly of Ohio passed an act authorizing an Ohio Exposition at the close of the first century since its soil was settled by Americans. The resolution providing for such an Exposition states that " The one hundredth anniversary of the settlement of the State, now among the foremost in rank and im})ortance in the Union, shall be celebrated during the month of September, in the year 1888, by the holding at the Capital of the State of an Exposition demonstrating the material and educational progress of the State during its first century." The Exposition will be held on the grounds and in the buildings owned and controlled by the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, and will, as the act stipulates, be held " not less than four weeks, in the autumn of 1888." By such a course a large expense for buildings and other necessary accommodations will be obviated, and the success of the Exposition abundantly assured.
May 5th, the gentlemen constituting the "Board of Directors of the Ohio Centennial Exposition " met and organized. The Board consists of the following gentlemen :
Governor J. B. Foraker, of Cincinnati.
C. D. Baile}', of GaUipolis.
J. C. Levering, of Leverings.
L. B. Harris, of Upper Sandusky.
W. S. Foster, of Urban a.
H. Talcott, of Jefferson.
Gen. R. Brinkerhofif, of Mansfield.
H. T. Chittenden, of Columbus.
Gen. S. H. Hurst, of Chillicothe.
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