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From the Palaces to the Pike: Visions of the 1904 Worlds Fair Tim Fox

From the Palaces to the Pike: Visions of the 1904 Worlds Fair

Tim Fox

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ISBN : 9781883982195
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261 pages
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Part amusement park, part museum, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, generally known as the St. Louis Worlds Fair, was the turn-of-the-century forerunner of todays theme parks and megamalls. This handsome book takes readers on a tour of the fair.MorePart amusement park, part museum, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, generally known as the St. Louis Worlds Fair, was the turn-of-the-century forerunner of todays theme parks and megamalls. This handsome book takes readers on a tour of the fair. Images from the Missouri Historical Societys collections, many reproduced from rare glass-plate negatives, show the buildings, the human exhibits, and even aerial views. A special chapter of snapshots taken by fairgoers provides personal views of attractions on the Fairs entertainment district, known as the Pike, and other popular destinations.