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21558
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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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16069
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The 1884 State Exposition held in Raleigh and lasted for thirty-two days. Unlike a fair, an exposition intends to draw crowds from outside the state, with the purpose of highlighting the state's assets and attract new industries and investors. A new building was constructed for the purpose and over forty counties were highlighted during the event.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 12 Issue 1, Sept 1972, p12-13, il
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23717
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In October 1884, a month long North Carolina Exposition was held in Raleigh, NC designed to compete with other larger cities and capture the national spotlight. The North Carolina Exposition of 1884 included exhibits from every county; exhibits from State Colleges and universities; and women’s groups. They also allowed black organizations to exhibit (although in segregated spaces). This exposition would eventually become an annual event and become known as the “State Fair.” Pitt County had an exciting booth filled with 106 varieties of wood, fruits, vegetables, jelly, farm products, honeycomb, rice, indigo, wool, marl, iron ore, brandy, wine, hops, 55 specimens of medicinal herbs, Indian artifacts, Revolutionary War money, cotton planters, ladies fancy work, a 15” x 7” oyster shell, etc. After the Exposition, 113 items from the Pitt Exhibit were taken to the World Exposition in New Orleans to be placed in the North Carolina exhibit there.