Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society Volume 6

Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society Volume 6

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... in the state, and their manufactures took first premiums at state fairs. He was elected in 1871 one of the executive committee of the State Agricultural Society, having the year before, at the state fair at Fort Scott, interfered to prevent his own election as president of that society. We may say, in this connection, that for a number of years during the war he was president of the Bourbon County Agricultural Society, which held several fairs. In 1871, on the nomination of Governor Harvey, without solicitation, he was appointed by President Grant an alternate United States commissioner for the centennial exposition. He and his colleague, Col. John A. Martin, took steps to enlist the state in a state display. Mr. Crawford spent the entire winter of 1873-'74 at Topeka procuring the passage of a bill providing for a state board and a state display. The bill only passed by one majority in committee of the whole in the house. The board having been appointed, he spent part of the next winter and all of the winter of l875--'76 in Topeka procuring appropriations. During the winters of 1876--'77 and 1877--'78 he was occupied assisting Sec. Alfred Gray in closing up the work; also in writing a report of the centennial managers. As United States commissioner he attended nearly all the meetings of the national commission at Philadelphia for the general exposition, from 1871 till the close of 1876; was secretary of the committee on manufactures, member of the committee on ceremonies, was one of a subcommittee of three who arranged the program for the celebration of the Fourth of July in 1876 in Independence square. He declined the nomination for the vice-presidency of the United States commission, presided over the commission more

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 549g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986458
  • 9781236986450