Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase

The 1904 World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition) marked the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, a monumental event in U.S. history. Fair organizers set out to celebrate that event and create their own monumental event. It seemed appropriate to set the Fair in St. Louis Missouri, at that time the fourth largest city in the country and part of the land covered by the Treaty.

Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase is one of St. Louis Public Library's contributions to Celebrate 2004, a yearlong series of events and activities to mark St. Louis' historic anniversaries and celebrate the region's recent accomplishments. St. Louis Public Library invites you to browse the virtual exhibit and experience the many facets of the 1904 World's Fair.

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