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1904 OFFICIAL SOUVENIR MEDAL of Louisiana Purchase Exposition REV
1904 OFFICIAL SOUVENIR MEDAL of Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Obverse: Conjoined busts of Napoleon & Jefferson

Looks to have been somebody's pocket piece and I like for that, and the price was a steal!

Reverse: Relief map of U. S. with Louisiana Purchase across that portion representing extent of purchase Louisiana Territory 1803
1,000,000 Square Miles $15,000,000
HK-299 - Silver 21 mm

These visitors must have had a whale of a time!
A full size "Blue whale" and skeleton of the same were on display in the taxidermy exhibit.
The massive "Obervation Wheel", later named the "Ferris Wheel" after its creator on site could carry as many as 2000 people at a time.

Scott Joplin was there, Thomas Edison, Geronimo and even Helen Keller gave a speech!
I suggest you meet me in Saint Louie, Louie "Meet Me at the Fair" and find some reading on your own. There's too much to write here.

I do find myself watching Meet Me in St. Louis with Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien around Christmas time every year.
Yes, I confess, I have it recorded. A musical film released in 1944. Divided into a series of seasonal vignettes, starting with Summer 1903, it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis, leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, more commonly referred to as the World's Fair, in the spring of 1904.

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