A PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR
"To the People of Nebraska.
Great Expositions are epoch-marking- events showing the material advancement of a people. Never before has there been undertaken an Exposition that could equal in magnitude or importance the one that is now in progress at St. Louis, commemorating primarily the acquisition by the United States of the territory known as the Louisiana Purchase.
From this acquisition has been moulded the State of Nebraska, of which every loyal citizen may be proud. As an agricultural state she holds a most enviable place, and her exhibits at this Exposition are receiving the greatest attention.
In order, then, that our state may have an opportunity to emphasize her close connection with the Louisiana Purchase, OCTOBER 25, 1904, has been designated by the Exposition authorities as
And I, therefore, proclaim Tuesday, October 25, 1904, as Nebraska Day, and with the Nebraska State Commission, extend a cordial invitation to all the people of the state to be present on this occasion.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska, this Eleventh day of October, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Four, and of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth."
BY THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR:
EDMUND G. McGILTON,