Michigan as a State, from the Close of the Civil War to the End of the Nineteenth Century, by H. M. Utley

Michigan as a State, from the Close of the Civil War to the End of the Nineteenth Century, by H. M. Utley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...of Peter White of Marquette, a member of the board. Jay A. Hubbell of Houghton, who as a member of the centennial board prepared the mineral exhibit at Philadelphia in 1876, interested himself in making the copper exhibit a worthy one. The details of the exhibit however, were due to Samuel P. Brady, a mining engineer of Detroit, who gave his time for several months to its collection and arrangement. The space occupied in the mines building was fifty by sixty feet on the cross center aisle. Decorating the main entrance was a handsome carved stone arch, having a frontage of fourteen feet and rising to a height of twenty-five feet above the main floor. The portal of the arch was seven feet in width. On passing through one found himself beneath a semi-dome, handsomely decorated and having an ornamental frieze. Directly opposite the main entrance and between the two doorways leading to the main space, stood a handsomely carved water basin, above which was placed a tablet of brass upon which were the names of the architect, builders, etc. The whole was constructed of the light red and purplish sandstone of the Portage Entry quarries. Above the dome were figures representing Victory crowning miners Flanking the arch to the right and left was a wall of brown sandstone running the entire length of the space upon both aisles. Upon this wall stood elaborately carved stone pedestals each surmounted by an obelisk of polished gypsum. The interior was subdivided into a series of rectangular spaces by spacious aisles. The whole was profusely decoratedwith paintings done in oil of familiar mining and landscape views of the Lake Superior country. At the close of the exposition the arch and railing were removed to Grand Rapids where they were set up to...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679639X
  • 9781236796394