August 15, 1904

76 year old Geronimo was roping calves at the World’s Fair on this day. He did very well and got a good round of applause from the audience.

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.



Related Posts

August 21, 1904

Birthday of Kansas City's jazz great, William "Count" Basie.

Olympic games in St. Louis

August 17, 1904

George Eyser had a good day at the Olympic Games in St. Louis. He won gold in the parallel bars and rope climb and tied for gold in the vault. He won silver on the pommel horse and the all-around. He took the bronze medal on the horizontal bars.

Fingerprint on white background

August 1, 1904

The St. Louis police department became the first in the nation to use fingerprints for identification.

Bigbamride Website, Copy the following: