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The train was an effort to give the public a much clearer idea. Of the humanitarian work being accomplished by the Government. Such an exposition had never before been witnessed by the people. Those who have been fortunate enough to be able to visit Washing ton and spend a few days in learning about the Government's activi ties have been privileged to see a number of those exhibits at various times, but never before has practically the entire safety first work of the Government been assembled on a train. That the people were surprised at the extent of the Government's interest in their behalf was manifest every day the train was on its itinerary. It became a common expression that no one before had had any idea of the practical work the Federal Government was doing along these lines.

The Government issues millions of publications each year on the subjects depicted by the train, but these unfortunately do not lend themselves to such graphic presentation as the actual apparatus used in these endeavors. It is a safe assumption that many of the visitors left the train better American citizens and with a much clearer view of the helpfulness of the Federal Government to the people.

The plan of having a railway train take to the doorsteps of the people an exhibit of the work of the Government originated in the Department of the Interior. The detailed work of 'bringing the exhibits of the various departments and bureaus together was as signed to Mr. Van. H. Manning, Director of the Bureau of Mines, who was designated as the executive officer in charge of the train. The Director of the Bureau of Mines was assisted by Mr. Morton F. Leopold, also of the Bureau of Mines, who had immediate charge of the train in the absence of Mr. Manning.

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Pages: 54

Language: English

Book format: PDF

Publisher: Forgotten Books (16 Aug. 2016)

By: John L. Cochrane (Author)

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