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Organization: Attendance

News of the Centennial spread mostly by word of mouth. Large attendance figures were not realized until the end of the summer and the fall. Still, the Centennial was the most successful event of its kind, both in terms of attendance and admission receipts, even with fewer exhibition days than any other fair since London in 1851.

Total attendance will never really be known, since many visitors attended on more than one day, but a figure close to nine million is not unreasonable. The population of the United States in 1876 has been estimated at 46 million.

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