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Address delivered by Hon. Henry H. Crapo, Governor of Michigan, before the Central Michigan Agricultural Society, at their Sheep-shearing Exhibition held at the Agricultural College Farm, on Thursday, May 24th, 1866

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Published: 1866
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,552 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.1
LoC Category: S
Downloads: 1,347
Added to site: 2009.06.07
mnybks.net#: 24373
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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beautiful fabric of recent introduction--and their extensive use, has not only led to this increased demand, but has enhanced the price of this kind of wool, which will undoubtedly be maintained, as new fabrics requiring to be made from long wools, especially for the garments of ladies, are now being introduced in great variety, and are becoming daily more popular and of more general use. Another cause for the continued and increasing demand for these wools is the facility with which they can be used for the purpose of making imitations of Lama fabrics and Alapacas; and I have no doubt that factories for the manufacture of these goods will rapidly multiply in New England and elsewhere, and will soon, to a very great extent take the place of those now consuming the fine wools.

In support of these views, permit me to give the following extracts from the work of Mr. Randall, the well known and enthusiastic champion of the Merinos. He says:

"In the American market there is a much larger demand for

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2009.06.10
Greg Homer
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Why does Henry H. Crapo's address to the Central Michigan Agricultural Society at their Sheep-shearing Exhibition in 1866 deserve your time and attention?

Governor Crapo, it seems, was quite the amateur comedy writer. It was during this speech he delivered what has become one of the great American jokes:

"A guy walks into a bar with an iguana on his shoulder. The bartender says, 'HEY! We don't allow greasy little sewer rats in the bar.' The guy says to the bartender, 'It's not a greasy little sewer rat--it's an iguana.' The bartender says, 'I was talking to the iguana.'"


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