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17799 - Looking across the Boat Harbor to the Elaborately Carved Facade of the Palace of Agriculture,
Panama-Pacific Int. Exp., San Francisco, Calif.

The "Marina" is the street that marks the northern boundary of the grounds, extending practically from Fort Mason on the east to the U. S, Life Saving Station on the west. At about its central point is the boat harbor where rest at anchor the smaller craft that ply the waters of the Bay of San Francisco.

The view here presented looks across the boat harbor and gives a glimpse of the beautiful fa┴ade of the Palace of Agriculture. This building covers an area of seven and one-half acres, while to the interests of agriculture more than forty acres are devoted within the Exposition Grounds. The exhibits deal with every possible phase of agricultural industry, covering the entire range of practical features as well as theoretical that pertain to this industry, including forestry and forest products.

The display includes all that each state uses in leading the back-to-the-land movement. Relief maps are employed in many cases to lead to a comprehension of commercial possibilities of different localities. Argentina, which is said to lead the world in advanced methods, and China, which follows in the rear with its hand devices, are shown side by side. The building cost $425,610.

The portal here shown is one of the minor portals, the larger and more ornate and imposing being those that lead into the building from the Court of the Universe.

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©2001 Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123