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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS : A TRIP
TO THE 1904 WORLD'S FAIR
New York : HarperCollins,
IL 3-6, RL 5.1
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
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)
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