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USCC - Bureau of Transportation

[Record group 230-32]
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Agency History
For the final report of the Bureau of Transportation, see Final Report of the Director-General.

The duties of administration assigned to the Bureau of Transportation at the date of its organization on 1 April 1875 principally concerned the transportation of goods and visitors, both foreign and American, local transportation, warehousing, and customs regulations. In addition, it was responsible for transportation to the Exhibition grounds and within the grounds. The Bureau also arranged, along with the Centennial Lodging-House Agency, to have a number of new hotels erected and to canvass Philadelphia home-owners who would be willing to let visitors use spare rooms in private houses.

Archival Records
230-32.1 Correspondence and Papers (1874-1876)

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