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.

July 23, 1904

This was the reported date when some say the ice cream cone was created and seen for the first time ... at the St. Louis World's Fair, of course.

River Des Peres St. Louis Forest Park World's Fair

December 29, 1901

The World's Fair Company awarded a contract to construct a wooden tunnel to take the River Des Peres under the fairgrounds on this date in 1901.

July 25, 1903

Semple Scott of St. Louis was granted permission to rent small electric cars similar to two-seat golf carts for getting around the World's Fair. They were called Electric Autochairs.

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

World's Fair 1904 St. Louis Sledding Art Museum

January 5, 1905

Employees taking down the World's Fair discovered the fine qualities of the snow-covered hill in front of what is now the Art Museum.