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Jackson, Robert.
New York : HarperCollins, 2004.
IL 3-6, RL 5.1
ISBN 0060092688
I spent my vacation in Disney World this year.  It is such an amazing place.  There are so many remarkable things to see.  But I wonder how it compares to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.  The World's Fair had so much to see and so much to do.  And it offered up a glimpse of the future.  It was the first time many of the two million visitors had ever seen an electric light or a telephone or eaten an ice cream cone or had a glass of iced tea.  There was the actual log cabin where Abe Lincoln grew up.  Geronimo was there to sign autographs and pose for pictures.  What about a life-size elephant made out of almonds? Or a bust of Teddy Roosevelt made out of butter?  And then there was the Missouri Corn Palace made out of ... You guess it!  More than six thousand performers from all over the world worked and lived at the fair.  And fifteen hundred animals from polar bears to zebras call the fair home as well.  It must have really been something.  If you want an idea of what the fair was like, you just have to pick up this book!
Non fiction SUBJECTS:     Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)


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