STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, travel is an important element in the development of greater understanding and thus tends to promote peace; and
WHEREAS, throughout the Nation, special preparations are now being made to encourage and facilitate travel to and within the United States of America during the year 1960, which has been designated by our President as "Visit the U. S. A. Year"; and
WHEREAS, visitors to Delaware have traditionally found here a friendly welcome from a people whose primary concern is for peaceful accomplishments in their economic, social, and cultural life; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of this State are desirous of sharing with our neighbors, both foreign and domestic, the pleasure and adventure of visiting our state and of viewing its natural beauty and many historic shrines, and enjoying its many fine recreational facilities; and
WHEREAS, tourism has, in recent years, developed into one of our most important industries, favorably affecting the economy of our state; and
WHEREAS, our State Development Department, the Delaware Travel Council and our Chambers of Commerce, with the co-operation and encouragement of other organizations and individuals, are planning an accelerated statewide campaign aimed at bringing more tourists to Delaware in 1960; now,
THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the year 1960, as
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and I request the appropriate officials of the Government and of the municipalities of our state to cooperate in the preparation for, and observance of, same.
Further, I invite all Delawareans interested in helping implement this program to attend and participate in a meeting to be held in Dover on Monday, November 23, 1959, and in other later meetings and functions related to this campaign.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this seventeenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State