October 3, 1898.

As one of the great attractions of the Exposition, a livestock show had been
planned which should equal or excel any such display that had ever been made. 
Premiums to the amount of $35,000 had been voted by the Board of Directors. 
Nearly twenty acres of ground had been covered by buildings and stalls, wherein
nearly 3,000 animals were displayed, and on this day the Livestock Exhibit was
opened to the inspection of the world.  No formal exercises marked the
beginning of this great exhibition, but thousands of livestock men from all
over the west swelled the attendance, and great interest was aroused by the
magnificent display which awaited their inspection.  This livestock exhibit
proved a very instructive and interesting feature of the exposition, and was
pronounced one of its most successful exhibits.

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