Portrait of Geronimo with a bow and arrows

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.

World's Fair 1904 St. Louis Exposition

December 1, 1904

David Francis said, "Farewell to all thy splendor." and threw a switch closing the World's Fair in St. Louis.

June 24, 1904

The War Department ordered the primitive people at the World's Fair to wear more clothing. (Yes, the War Department. I know it doesn't make sense, but it's true.) We invited them here so we could learn about their culture, then we insisted that they dress more like us.

May 24, 1904

The ferris wheel at the St. Louis World's Fair was tested for the first time. It stood twenty-five stories tall and could carry two thousand people