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SOME FACTS ABOUT NORFOLK. 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.

That--Norfolk-Portsmouth have grown nearly one hundred per cent in fifteen years

That--Norfolk-Portsmouth have:

        175 miles of Paved Streets
        180 miles of Sewers
        125 miles of Gas Mains
        225 miles of Trolley Lines
        400 acres in Public Parks
           6 Play Grounds
           3 Public Libraries
         19 Charitable Institutions
           9 Hospitals
       180 Churches
         53 Public Schools with more than 525 teachers and 19,000 pupils
           6 Seasude Resorts within one hour's rude
         24 Modern Hotels with capacity of 6,000 people
         16 Banks
         19 Building and Loan Associations
  16,000 Telephones
              Adequate Fire and Police Protection.

That--Electric Power can be furnished to large users at lower rates than elsewhere on the Atlantic Seaboard.

That--This port ships annually more than:

        16,000,000 tons of Coals
             350,000 tons of Fertilizer
      700,000,000 feet of Lumber
          2,800,000 bags of Peanuts
             700,000 bales of Cotton
      $10,000,000 worth of Oysters, Crabs, Fish, etc.
      $16,000,000 worth of Green Goods (vegetables).

That--Norfolk's water-borne commerce for 1915 totaled 49,485,560 tons, valued at $2,042,335, 814/

That--The Harbor of Norfolk including Hampton Roads is the greatest harbor on the Atlantic Coast.

That--Norfolk has 9 Railroads and 27 Steamships Lines.

That--The Navy Yard here covers 273 acres, employing 4,000 en, with an annual pay roll of $3,000,000.00.

That--The Navy Plant also embraces:

         Marine Barracks with 87 acres
         St. Julian's Magazine  with 95 acres.
         U. S. Naval Hospital with 80 acres.

That--The greatest fort in the world is to be constructed at Cape Henry; work will begin at once.