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  NEBRASKA'S BUILDING - The strong, good-looking edifice erected by the State of Nebraska occupied an advantageous site at the left of Fifty-seventh street, as that avenue entered the park. The structure was dedicated on the 7th of June, the day of Princess Eulalia's ceremonious visit to the park, when about fifty thousand people had been drawn thither by curiosity to see an individual so much talked about. The dedication was made memorable by the aid of Buffalo Bill, who with his Wild West troupe of Indians, Cossacks, Mexicans, Arabs and Cowboys and a band of instruments, made the region well worth a day's journey to see. A detachment of the Seventh U. S. Cavalry escorted Governor Crouse, and the bell in Pennsylvania's belfry rang forth a salutation. Secretary J. Sterling Morton, the originator of Arbor Day in the West, was on the porch, which served as a rostrum. Buffalo Bill is a Brigadier-General of Nebraska militia, and his chiefs are natives of the State. Withal the dedication was one of the great June events. The Nebraska building, as may be seen, is notable for its porch. It was built by Henry Voss, architect, of Omaha, at an expense of $15,000, and was cleverly ceiled with grains and corn after the prevailing artistic methods. Its area was one hundred by sixty feet. There were exhibit-rooms on both floors, with offices surrounding for the use of the commission. The fire apparatus was extensive, and adequate provision was made for the reception and comfort of guests of both sexes.
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