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

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.