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The combined Sanitary Fair of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware opens in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1860, zoomable image
06/07/1864
The Grand Central Sanitary Fair, combined to represent the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, was opened officially in a ceremony at its 540 foot long temporary main structure built across Logan Square highlighting the more than a mile of building front in the city.  The Fair ran till June 27, 1864 and collected more than one and a half million dollars to support the work of the Sanitary Commission.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I:815-816.

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