Columbia Board of Trade Circular Letter[ca. 1888]
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Printed circular letter, [ca. 1888], issued by the Columbia Board of Trade (N.G. Gonzales, Agent), promoting the advantages of "Columbia, South Carolina," and challenging its readers to "Come to Columbia!" | Manuscripts Gifts 2006 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
The broadsheet cites the capital city’s relative merits in manufactures, railroads, banks, education, climate and health, hotels, public facilities, public buildings, city government, river navigation, churches, tributary country, the Columbia Canal, and business, with paragraphs devoted to each.
In conclusion, it argues, "Columbia seeks population and capital, and will welcome both. The city, although founded a century ago, is the creation of twenty-three years only. What it is, it has been made since the fire of 1865 blotted it out. There is room, however, for its infinite expansion, and pleasure and profit for those who will join its people in making it a great city."