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  CONNECTICUT IN THE AGRICULTURAL BUILDING - Connecticut occupied a central position in the southwest quarter of the main structure, and erected one of the most creditable enclosures in that region of surprises. The effects were somewhat similar to those produced with cereals in the Wisconsin exhibit, near by. There was a gallery in the way of the builder, and he again used it as a canopy, inweaving panels, garlands, shields, and devices that evoked the constant applause of beholders. The cleverest thing about this display was a wigwam made with corn-stalks, and beautifully simulating an Indian's tent. The usual agricultural abundance of wheat, corn, oats, barley, grasses, in every stage of production, with glass jars, pyramids and cases, went to increase that great but glorious monotony which declared the agricultural resources of America in these almost interminable spaces - themselves the smallest symbols of almost interminable spaces, climates and zones that go to make all North America. Among the Connecticut officials at the Fair, the Hon. Thomas M. Waller, of New London, was, perhaps, most often noted by Western people as early and late the friend of the Fair. His colleague as National Commissioner was the Hon. Leverett Brainard, of Hartford, and the Alternate Commissioners were Charles F. Brooker, of Torrington, and Charles R. Baldwin, of Waterbury. Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker, of Hartford, was one of the Lady Managers from Connecticut.
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