Centennial Celebration 1904 World's Fair

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  1. LadyEagle

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    HISTORICAL TRIVIA

    This year is the Centennial Celebration of the 1904 World's Fair.

    The 1904 World's Fair was in St. Louis, Mo. This month's Southern Living magazine highlights it, so I went on the web to find out more. Passing this along for those who are interested.

    It was quite a big deal, much more grandiose than I would have imagined. Size was actually 500 acres larger than today's Central Park in NYC.

    In 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition..The St. Louis World’s Fair...drew more than 20 million visitors from around the world to Forest Park.

    There is only one original building still standing, but Forest Park is where you'll find the Art Museum, Jefferson Memorial, the St. Louis Zoo, and other places to visit (which are all a wonderful part of my childhood memories since I grew up there (I was about 10 when they built the arch), and not far from there is beautiful Shaw's Garden.

    Edible items popularized at the Fair include the ice-cream cone, sliced bread, candy floss, peanut butter (a 'health food'), Dr Pepper (a 'health drink') and that American icon, the hot dog. [​IMG]

    Some Links:

    http://washingtonmo.com/1904/index.htm

    http://www.crawforddirect.com/worldsfair.html

    http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/
     
  2. Daisy

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    Cool, thanks!
     

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