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  • Title: 1904 World's Fair Society Home Page
    Descriptive info: .. [ Home ].. [.. News.. ].. Meetings.. Meeting Photos.. Activities.. World's Fair Links.. ].. Leadership.. Join Us!.. The 1904 World's Fair Society.. IN THE NEWS.. CLICK HERE- Watch the News Section of the Website for Current Member Information.. MORE DETAIL ON ITEMS BELOW IN THE NEWS SECTION.. For Meeting Dates Programs for 2013-Check Meeting Page.. Oldies but Goodies information added to website.. WFS is now on Facebook-Become a fan.. A little About Us.. In April 1986, a handful of people got together, under the leadership of founder Max Storm, to discuss the formation of a society with a mission dedicated to preserving the memory and memorabilia of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.. On April 30, the 82nd anniversary of the opening day of the Fair, we held our first official membership meeting.. We started small, but we were a determined bunch.. now our membership has grown to over 300.. We are a diverse group of people that meet every month in.. St.. Louis.. ,.. Missouri.. Some of us collect memorabilia.. some of us are interested in digging up the facts and setting the record straight.. some of us are interested in finding the bits and pieces of the fair that still exist.. some of us have family connections to the fair.. and some of us just find it interesting.. The Society has published a video documentary of Fair attendees, printed a book, discovered and purchased the masterworks to the 1904 Fair s Floral Clock (which is currently on display at the Missouri History Museum), produced several post cards, minted a commemorative silver medal for the Fair s centennial, and made a large donation to the renovation of the St.. Louis Zoo's Bird Cage, originally  ...   the history of the.. United States.. by inviting the country and the world to participate in the greatest of expositions.. The 1904 World's Fair Society wants to keep the memories alive.. We hope you explore the various links provided herein and explore the wonders of the 1904 World's Fair.. If you would like to listen to Scott Joplin's Cascades ; a ragtime written for the fair just click this link.. Speaker's Bureau.. The 1904 World's Fair Society can provide a presentation about the World's Fair for your organization or event.. Our topics can be tailored for your membership, and we can also arrange for 'special' presentations if requested--including 'The Pike' or 'Food at the Fair'.. Honorariums may be requested from non-educational groups or organizations.. To arrange a presentation about the 1904 World's Fair, please contact the Speakers Bureau at.. 1904wfs@.. charter.. net.. Questions about the Fair.. Facts and pictures regarding the Fair can be obtained by visiting our.. World Fair Links.. page where resources containing a wealth of information can be found.. The 1904 World's Fair Society at.. 1904wfs@charter.. will try to answer your general questions about the fair or refer you to an organization that may provide an answer for you.. If you are seeking information about the Fair such as specifics on exhibits, exhibitors, award winners, and general information may be obtained from the Missouri History Museum Research Library; which has the official records from the Fair.. They will respond to emails and letters from the public.. They can be contacted at.. library@mohistory.. org.. Contact Information.. Postal address.. 1904 World's Fair Society.. 2605 Causeway Dr.. Saint Louis, MO.. 63125.. Electronic mail.. General Information about the 1904 World's Fair Society :.. Webmaster:.. :::..

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  • Title: News
    Descriptive info: Home.. Current News.. 1.. An Oldies but Goodies section has been added to the website.. Click here to visit.. 2.. Louis magazine published an article about the 1904 World's Fair Society in their March 2012 issue.. You can read the expanded article, and view a gallery of Fair memorabilia  ...   Facebook.. Click on this link an get to our page.. Became a fan and encourage your friends to become fans of the 1904 World's Fair Society.. Please feel free to share your thoughts about the Fair and the WFS with us and all our fans.. Post your comments.. ?>..

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  • Title: meetings
    Descriptive info: 2013 Meetings.. 2014 Meetings.. The 1904 World's Fair Society has monthly meetings with programs on various topics relating to the Fair.. Please click on the link buttons on the left side of the page for details, times and location of the meeting(s) for each month.. It has always been a tradition of the organization to have a meeting on April 30th to celebrate opening day , (the day the fair opened, April 30th,1904), and to have a closing day banquet  ...   for an attendance prize for members attending the meeting.. You may register every time you attend a meeting at the reception table near the door.. Attending more.. meetings will give you more opportunities to win.. Attendance prizes will vary.. Often they will match the subject of the meeting.. You must be present to win.. The meetings are always well attended with people very knowledgeable about the fair.. Please feel free to attend a.. nd ask questions.. Visitors are always welcome..

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  • Title: Meeting Photos
    Descriptive info: [ Meeting Photos ].. Past Meeting Photos.. This archive of past meeting includes links to descriptions, photos, and multimedia that were used or referenced during the meeting.. Photos will be added shortly after the meeting and kept on the website.. Pictures can be downloaded by clicking on the.. thumbnail.. photo to obtain the.. larger photo.. After you obtain the larger picture look immediately under the picture and then click on the.. download tab.. The picture can then be saved on your computer and printed.. 2013 October Meeting.. 2013 September Meeting.. 2013 August Meeting.. 2013 July Meeting.. 2013 June Meeting.. 2013 May Meeting.. 2013 April Meeting.. 2013 March Meeting.. 2013 February Meeting.. 2013 January Meeting.. 2012 Closing Day Celebration.. 2012 November Meeting.. 2012 October Meeting.. 2012 September Meeting.. 2012 August Meeting.. 2012 July Meeting.. 2012 June Meeting.. 2012 May Meeting.. 2012 April Meeting.. 2012 March Meeting.. 2012 February Meeting..  ...   Meeting.. 2011 February Meeting.. 2011 January Meeting.. 2010 Closing Day Observance.. 2010 November Meeting.. 2010 October Meeting.. 2010 September Meeting.. 2010 August Meeting.. 2010 July Meeting.. 2010 June Meetin-Picnic.. 2010 May Meeting.. 2010 April Meeting.. 2010 March Meeting.. 2010 February Meeting.. 2010 January Meeting.. 2009 Closing Day Observance.. 2009 November Meeting.. 2009 October Meeting.. 2009 October Forest Park Bonus Meeting.. 2009 September Meeting.. 2009 August Meeting.. 2009 July Meeting.. 2009 June Picnic.. 2009 May Meeting.. 2009 April Meeting.. 2009 March Meeting.. 2009 February Meeting.. 2009 January Meeting.. 2008 Closing Day Observance.. 2008 November Meeting.. 2008 October Meeting.. 2008 September Meeting.. 2008 September Special Trip to Bellefontaine Cemetery.. 2008 August Meeting.. 2008 July Meeting.. 2008 June Meeting.. 2008 May Meeting.. 2008 Forest Park Walking Tour- May 1st 2008.. 2008 April Meeting.. 2008 March Meeting.. 2008 February Meeting.. 2008 January Meeting.. 2007 Closing Day Observance.. 2007 November Meeting.. 2007 October Meeting..

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  • Title: Activities
    Descriptive info: Book Reviews.. Legacies of the St.. Louis World's Fair.. - Reviewed by.. Bob Corbett.. Indescribably Grand.. - Reviewed by Mike Truax.. Forest Park.. Bob Corbett.. Remembering the St.. The World Came to St Louis.. - Reviewed by by Mike Truax.. Hiram Birdseed at the St.. Louis World's Fair: The best that ever came Down the Pike.. - Reviewed by Bob Corbett..

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  • Title: 1904 World's Fair Links
    Descriptive info: [ World's Fair Links ].. [ Leadership ].. Recommended 1904 World's Fair Links.. The 1904 St.. -- by Society President, Mike Truax.. This website has recently undergone a major upgrade (October 2009) with lots of new information.. Provides much information, pictures and links to many sources of information about the Fair.. Foods, myths, legends, and memorabillia are explored.. Mike has recently updated his Links page to include many more websites with information about the Fair.. Explore a map of the 1904 World's Fair in St.. -- The.. Missouri History Museum.. produced this overlay map in 1996 to show the locations of attractions at the World's Fair as they would appear today in and near Forest Park.. The fairgrounds used roughly the western half of the park and the neighborhoods and campus of Washington University west of present-day Skinker Boulevard, out to present-day Big Bend.. To the south of today's Lindell Boulevard, where the Norman K.. Probstein Golf Course is now, were many of the large exhibition halls.. To the north of Lindell and west of DeBaliviere Avenue, where so many mansions are now, was the Pike, a midway of concessions, rides and other attractions.. The 264-foot Ferris Wheel was just southeast of present-day Skinker and Forsyth boulevards.. Some things are easy to match, such as Art Hill and the Grand Basin, even though the basin lake was larger then than it is today.. Click on a numbered map marker to begin exploring the World's Fair.. The Official Guide to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.. --.. This was the only Official Guide to the exposition.. It is an original 1904 book of 200 pages which has been digitized.. It contains an accurate and thorough survey of the World's Fairgrounds with detailed descriptions of all the exhibit Palaces, Foreign Pavilions, and State and Territorial buildings.. Also included is a wealth of information a visitor to St.. Louis and the Fair in 1904 needed to know.. A MUST READ, (or at least browsed), for all Fair enthusiasts.. A linkable index of the book can be found by clicking this link.. World's Fair souvenir of the Engineers' Club of Saint Louis, 1904.. - A book  ...   virtural tour and vast amount of information about the fair.. They have created.. many indices.. for some the 'primary reference books' from the 1904 era, including: The Universal Exposition of 1904 by David R.. Francis, History of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition by Mark Bennitt, the.. World's Fair Bulletins.. , and other souvenir picture books from 1904.. 1904 World's Fair Tour.. A Virtual tour of the Fair.. Agricultural Events at the 1904 St.. -- by Dr.. Lyndon Irwin.. The name says it all.. Also includes a good description and picture of the Floral Clock.. 1904 World's Fair page at Washington Mo.. com.. Provides Official views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.. Many good pictures with descriptions of buildings and plazas.. Beyond the Ice Cream Cone.. --by Society member Pam Vaccaro.. Beyond the Ice Cream Cone is an in-depth look at the history of food at one of the 20.. th.. century s most awe-inspiring events, the 1904 World s Fair in.. --by Bert Minkin.. 100 pages, Virginia Publishing, October 1, 1998.. A compilation of articles on the 1904 World's Fair written by Bert Minkin, that were printed in local St.. Louis Newspapers (Suburban Journals).. Published in conjunction with (and available from) the 1904 World's Fair Society.. Still Shining! Discovering Lost Treasures from the 1904 St.. -- by Society Member Diane Rademacher.. The author's 20 year hobby has tracked down the present location of many of the 1904 World's Fair buildings and structures.. Postcards of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.. -- by Dave Lossos Many postcards sold at the Fair showing Fair scenes are shown.. Missouri Historical Society.. -- Currently has exhibit of the 1904 World s Fair on display.. Philip Geerling's CD-ROM site.. -.. Phillip Geerling has created for purchase a CD containing the contents of one of the best books about the 1904.. World s Fair titled, History of the.. Louisiana Purchase.. The original book contains over 400 pages and 4,000 photographs.. The index links to the pages in the book creating an efficient source of reference information.. The leather and silk covered book sold for $50.. 00 in 1904.. Other bindings were less expensive.. Original books are hard to find and expensive..

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  • Title: Leadership
    Descriptive info: The Leadership Present and Past.. 1904 World's Fair Society 2012 Executive Board.. The Society's Executive Board is comprised of the same positions held during the planning and execution of the.. 1904 World's Fair-- Four Officers and Four Directors.. The Offi.. cers.. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected to one year terms in November to serve for the following calendar year.. President.. Mr.. Mike Truax.. Vice President.. Ms.. Mary Ellen Dick.. Secretary.. Ms Barb Cook.. Treasurer.. Marv Sher.. The Directors.. The Director of Exhibits, Director of  ...   serve for the calendar year.. Director of.. Exhibits.. Linda King.. Exploitation.. Vacant.. Concessions and.. Admissions.. Bernie Corn.. Works.. Phil Taxman.. 1904 World's Fair Society Past Presidents.. Since it's founding in 1986, the society has been led by four elected Officers and four appointed Directors.. as described above.. Many individuals have served the society well in these positions over the years but.. special recognition is given to our past presidents as noted below:.. 1986-1989 2004.. Max Storm.. 1990- 1994.. Bill Pieber.. 1995-2001.. Ron Schira.. 2001-2003.. Ms Yvonne Suess.. Founder..

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  • Title: Join Us!
    Descriptive info: [ Join Us! ].. Fill in the information below and then print off the form (page).. Mail this form and a check payable to the.. 1904 World's Fair Society.. in the amount indicated below to:.. 2605 Causeway.. Louis, MO.. Name(s):.. Address:.. City/State/Zip:.. Phone:.. Email Address:.. $25.. 00 per address  ...   June 30.. $35.. 00 per address - For NEW members joining after July 1.. Dues will cover the remainder of the.. current year, plus the following calendar year.. Your Total:.. Do you have a specific interest in the Fair? If so, please describe it.. How did you find us?..

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  • Title: bulletin
    Descriptive info: Executive Board.. The 1904 World's Fair Bulletin is published monthly.. It contains timely and interesting articles about the activities of the organization and its members as well as pictures and articles relating to the Fair.. It is mailed via First Class Mail twelve times a year to all members.. This Bulletin alone is worth the price of membership..

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  • Title: February
    Descriptive info: [.. Leadership].. Feedback.. In the News Oldies but Goodies.. The items found in this section of the website are items which were once In the News , but are.. no longer current.. However they are TOO GOOD to discard.. The Society was honored during it's April 30th 2011 Birthday Meeting by the City of St.. Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution which is up on the St.. Louis City's Library's website.. The link to the resolution is.. http://previous.. slpl.. org/cco/ords/data/resolutions/res110005.. htm.. As mentioned in the World's Fair Society  ...   An interesting article on Owney the Mail Pooch from the Smithsonian.. Click on this link to.. read all.. about Owney.. 4.. At the January meeting, members watched a video documentary about the Fort Shaw girls.. basketball team that came to the 1904 Fair.. You can view the entire 50-minute video at the.. Montana PBS website, at:.. http://www.. iptv.. org/series.. cfm/20522/playing_for_world_1904.. The book about the Fort Shaw girls basketball team, Full Court Quest, by Society members.. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith, can be found by clicking on this link..

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  • Title: February
    Descriptive info: February.. Meeting.. Show and Tell.. Our annual and always popular.. S.. how and.. T.. ell hosted by Max Storm.. Bring up to three 1904 World s Fair items to share.. You don t need to be a collector to attend this meeting.. It s always surprising to see the variety of memorabilia and souvenirs.. Date:.. Tuesday.. , February.. 12.. 201.. Time:.. 7:00 p.. m.. Location:.. Louis Count Library.. 1640 S.. Lindbergh, just south of Hwy.. 40/64..

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