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Let Us Have a Big Fair: The North Carolina Exposition of 1884


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Following Reconstruction, North Carolina tried to solidify its position as part of the New South movement by holding an exposition in 1884. Held between 1 October and 1 November, the North Carolina exposition was mean to showcase the resources of North Carolina and recruit Northern capital. The exposition failed to fulfill its main goal in attracting Northern investors but it did succeed in educating and stimulating its own citizens.
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21558