World's Fair

Semple Scott of St. Louis was granted permission to rent small electric cars similar to two-seat golf carts for getting around the Worldís Fair. They were called Electric Autochairs. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:42 AM Missouri History


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The World's Fair Company awarded a contract to construct a wooden tunnel to take the River Des Peres under the fairgrounds. more

Dec 29, 2016 1:36 PM Missouri History

David Francis said, "Farewell to all thy splendor." and threw a switch closing the World's Fair in St. Louis. more

Dec 1, 2016 11:08 AM Missouri History

The first birth and the first death occurred on the World’s Fair Grounds on this day. more

Aug 20, 2016 12:00 AM Missouri History


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Karen Kalish uses her historic Clayton home to showcase her whimsical, colorful art collection. more

Sep 23, 2015 4:11 PM Life


Photo Credit: Cassia Noelle via Flickr Creative Commons

The ice cream cone is born. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

Ota Benga arrived at the World's Fair. more

Jun 30, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

The Ferris Wheel at the World's Fair began hosting weddings. more

Jun 21, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

Discover the best franks in the Show-Me State. more

Jun 12, 2015 5:23 PM Flavor

Chief Geronimo of the Apache attended the World's Fair in St. Louis. more

Jun 6, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History

Bullfights and riots and fires, oh my! more

Jun 5, 2015 12:00 AM Missouri History


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