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SOME FACTS ABOUT NORFOLK.
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SOME FACTS ABOUT NORFOI
That--Norfolk-Portsmouth and Norfolk County has a population of 177,623 (official as of July 1, 1916) with a metropolitan or shopping population of 325,000.
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That--Norfolk-Portsmouth have grown nearly one hundred per cent in fifteen years
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That--Norfolk-Portsmouth have:
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        175 miles of Paved Streets
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        180 miles of Sewers
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        125 miles of Gas Mains
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        225 miles of Trolley Lines
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        400 acres in Public Parks
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            6 Play Grounds
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            3 Public Libraries
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          19 Charitable Institutions
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            9 Hospitals
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        180 Churches
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          53 Public Schools with more than 525 teachers and 19,000 pupils
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            6 Seasude Resorts within one hour's rude
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          24 Modern Hotels with capacity of 6,000 people
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          16 Banks
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          19 Building and Loan Associations
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  16,000 Telephones
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              Adequate Fire and Police Protection.
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That--Electric Power can be furnished to large users at lower rates than elsewhere on the Atlantic Seaboard.
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That--This port ships annually more than:
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        16,000,000 tons of Coals
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              350,000 tons of Fertilizer
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      700,000,000 feet of Lumber
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          2,800,000 bags of Peanuts
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              700,000 bales of Cotton
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      $10,000,000 worth of Oysters, Crabs, Fish, etc.
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      $16,000,000 worth of Green Goods (vegetables).
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That--Norfolk's water-borne commerce for 1915 totaled 49,485,560 tons, valued at $2,042,335, 814/
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That--The Harbor of Norfolk including Hampton Roads is the greatest harbor on the Atlantic Coast.
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That--Norfolk has 9 Railroads and 27 Steamships Lines.
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That--The Navy Yard here covers 273 acres, employing 4,000 en, with an annual pay roll of $3,000,000.00.
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That--The Navy Plant also embraces:
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          Marine Barracks with 87 acres
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          St. Julian's Magazine  with 95 acres.
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          U. S. Naval Hospital with 80 acres.
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That--The greatest fort in the world is to be constructed at Cape Henry; work will begin at once.
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