Fair   Calendar
The 1904 Louisiana Exposition  ran  from April 30 to  December 1, 1904, Monday  through Saturday.  Of course  these are not  all  the  events  that  happened  at  the  Fair,  but  a  selection  of  the  main goings-on.

I would like to  thank Mike Truax & Joe Sonderman for much of  this  information.    THIS LIST  IS  A GENERAL CALENDAR OF THE FAIR'S  EVENTS. SEE MIKE TRUAX'S  WEB SITE         AND JOE SONDERMAN'S  BOOK        (Louis World's Fair 365  (Stellar  Press),  FOR A MUCH MORE COMPLETE  CALENDAR  OF  EVENTS.



April 30, 1904:  Opening  Day.

* 187,793 attended the Fair's  first  day.
* The invocation at the Plaza of St. Louis   was by  Rev. Dr. Frank  Gunsaulus.
* President Roosevelt opens the Fair via telegraph from the White House.
* John Philip Sousa's band  and a  chorus of 450 played "Star Spangled Banner" and "Hymn of the West."
* Secretary of War William H. Taft  was the keynote  speaker and represented the U.S. Government.
* The opening day  parade was four  miles long,  and included  20 marching bands.


May 1, 1904:

*  Fair Closed on Sunday.
*  Tour of the Fair  by a Congressional commission.

May 2, 1904:


*  Dedication of the Michigan Building.
*  Dedication of the Pennsylvania Building.
*  Dedication of the Ohio Building, thousands of souvenir buckeyes  were handed out.

May 3, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Connecticut Building.  The tree sprouted 
   from Charter Oak  was planted.

May 4, 1904:

* Crown Prince Pu Lun from China visits.
* Evening storm drives most Fairgoers home early, lights were turned off to save money.

May 5, 1904:

*  Dedication of the German Pavilion.
*  Palace of Art opens, but not  the American  section.

May 6, 1904:

*  Dedication of the  Chinese Pavilion  by Prince Pu Lun


May 7, 1904:

*   Opening  of the Arkansas, Arizona, California, Indiana, Illinois, Indian Territory, Kentucky,
   Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio,
   Oklahoma Territory, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and West
   Virginia Pavilions. 

*  The 56 foot tall Vulcan Statue finished.

May 8, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.


May 9, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Swedish Pavilion.
*  23 ladies of the Board of Lady Managers gave  a reception to Mrs. D. R. Francis.

May 10, 1904:

*  The seven mile long Intramural Railroad opened. It had 17 stops and steamed along  at  12 miles/hour.
*  Huge steel pin fell off Observation Wheel  and  killed worker- John Goll.

May 11, 1904:

*  Apache warrior  (prisoners  from Fort Sill),  arrived  without  chief Geronimo.
*  The lagoons were drained for several days to fix leaks.
*  The Olympic Stadium (now called Francis Field), was declared open for competition.

May 12, 1904:

* David R. Francis conducts Formal Tour & Inspection of exhibits and attends banquet at the Palace of
  Horticulture.
*  Testing of  the  power to  the organ in the  Festival  Hall.

May 13, 1904:

*  The pneumatic to  the Floral  Clock  was installed.

May 14, 1904:

*  Dedication of the  Idaho Building, by Gov. John P. Morrison.
*  Dedication and  opening of the  Belgian Pavilion. 300 orphans were guests.
*  First 'Olympic' event held, an interscholastic track meet.

May 15, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.


May 16, 1904:

*  Dedication and  opening of the  French Pavilion on a  rainy day.  Sousa's band played "Marseillaise."
*  Philippine Scouts Dress Parade with band.
*  Assistant  engineer, Hugh Meier was killed by overloaded compressed air pipe bursting, that provided
  power to Tyrolean Alps.

May 17, 1904:  

*  Official opening of the Mississippi Building.
*  200,000 lb. locomotive on turntable began  turning  at Transportation Building, Big 4's `The Spirit of
   the Twentieth Century.'

May 18, 1904:

*  Dedication of the  Canadian Pavilion. 100 Canadian  newspapermen were present.
*  Preparations  began  to  send every public school  from  St.  Louis  to the Fair.


May 19, 1904:

*  World's Press Parliament, the  largest journalistic gathering ever begun in Festival Hall.
*  Official  censored  a part of  the  temple of  Mirth  attraction  for  being  too  suggestive.
*  Reception at Louisiana Building.

May 20, 1904:

*  Reception at West Virginia Building.
*  Naval Exhibit opened on The Pike.

May 21 1904:

*  Princeton Day.
*  Dedication of the Italian Pavilion.
*  First Filipino wedding in U.S. took place in Visayan Village. Saluo Funcion married Mary Dionicio
   Asuncion.


May 22, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.


May 23, 1904:


*  Pennsylvania Building Reception.
*  Dr. G.F. Kurz began  his radium demonstrations in the US Government Building. 

May 24, 1904:

*  Brazil Building formal opening with  reception.
*  Cincinnati Day.


May 25, 1904:

*  First American wedding took place in Baptist Chapel railroad car, the "Messenger of Peace", in the Palace of Transportation. George Hellebrand  married  Effie  Harness.

May 26, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Texas Building.
*  Illinois Day.
*  Miss Alice Roosevelt, the  President's  daughter  arrived.
*  Opening of  the British Pavilion, assisted  by Alice Roosevelt.


May 27, 1904:

*  Illinois Day (second day), building dedicated & parade,  helped  by Alice Roosevelt.


May 28, 1904:

*  The great Observation Wheel opened to the public at 2:02 PM. Dr. L.C. Shutt bought  the  first  ticket.
   Mr.  Eddie  Rogers  and  Florence Benton  were  married in  car no. 19.
*  Formal opening  of the Nebraska Pavilion, helped by Alice Roosevelt.
*  Formal opening  of the Mexican  Pavilion, helped by Alice Roosevelt.
*  Formal Opening of the Philippine Exhibit.


May 29, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.


May 30, 1904:   Memorial  Day

*   opening of Fair Japan.
*   John Reynolds, an Observation Wheel worker,  fell to his death while greasing the axle.



June 1, 1904:  

*  Opening of the Rhode Island Building.
*  Opening of the Japanese Imperial Building & Gardens with the help  of Alice Roosevelt.
*  Opening of the Indian School.
*  Second Observation Wheel wedding. Mr. R.J.  Woolsen married Miss Carrie  Burggraff in car no. 19.

June 2, 1904:

*  Opening of the  Austrian Pavilion, helped by  Alice Roosevelt.
*  Alice Roosevelt rides the Observation Wheel in car  no. 19.


June 3, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Missouri Building  with a large  parade.
*  Dedication of the Indiana Building. Rain storm forced cancellation of  the  parade.
*  Mark Twain Day.

June 4, 1904:

*  Pike  Day- Parade of all Nations, which included: 5,000 people, 2,000 animals, and 40 bands.
*  Dedication of the Kansas City Casino.
*  Dedication of the Temple of Fraternity.
*  Dedication of the East Indian Pavilion.
*  Alice Roosevelt presents medals to winners at an AAU track meet

June 5, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.


June 6, 1904:

*  Opening of  the  Ceylon Building and reception.
*  Opening of  the Italian Pavilion.
*  Geronimo arrived at the Fair as a Federal Prisoner.


June 7, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Minnesota Building on Minnesota  Day.
*  A 4,700 pound cheese was installed in the Agricultural Palace in the Missouri  section.
*  Dedication of the Vulcan Statue.


June 8, 1904: Liberty Bell Day

*  Liberty Bell  arrived at the fair with a  parade of  75,000 children and could be  seen  for  free in the
  Pennsylvania  Building.
*  Dedication of the Maryland Building.


June 9, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Festival Hall Organ.


June 10, 1904:

*  Fair officials stated that 1,901,391 people  visited the Exposition in May.
*  Travelers' Protective Association Day, attended by 3,000  attendees.
*  First captive balloon flight was performed by a 15 year old messenger  boy.

June 11, 1904:

*  East St. Louis Day & Parade.
*  Dedication of the Disciples Building.
*  First Colored Illumination of the Cascades.

June 12, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Fair officials stated that  97, 310 people  paid to enter the Fair on  East St. Louis Day.


June 14, 1904:  Flag  Day

*  Flag Day Ceremony in Missouri Building by G.A.R.
*  Dedication of the Montana  Building, on Montana  Day by  32 most popular girls in Montana.
*  Dedication of the  Model Playground.
*  Opening of  the Burns Cottage.
*  Jefferson Guard, Gerald Doyle, was  killed while unloading barrels at Palace of Agriculture.

June 15, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Oregon  Building, on Oregon Day.
*  Dedication of the Kentucky Building, on Kentucky Day.


June 16, 1904:

*  Washington University Alumni Day was attended by 2,500 graduates.
*  Dedication of the Siamese Pavilion.


June 17, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Iowa Building, on  Iowa Day, with a parade  and  a crowd of  50,000.
*  Opening operation of  the Floral Clock.

June 18, 1904:

*  Opening of  the Philippine Exhibit and Encampment, with  a parade.
*  Gunfight involved two Cummins' Wild West workers. Col. Zack Mulhall  and Frank Reed. An innocent
  bystander- Ernest Morgan was almost fatally  shot in the  stomach.
*  Opening  of the Boer War attraction on the Pike to  a crowd of  15,000.

June 19, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.


June 20, 1904:

*  Confederate Veterans Day.


June 21, 1904:

*  Opening of the Georgia Building.


June 22, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Tennessee Building.


June 23, 1904:


*  The House of Hoo Hoo was destroyed by fire. It would be  rebuilt.


June 24, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Sweden Building, on Swedish Day.
*  George Rogers Clark Day. Statue in Kentucky Building unveiled.


June 25, 1904:

*  Dedication of the New York Building.
*  Dedication of the New Jersey Building.


June 26, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Fair  officials  announced that  the  weekly  attendance  topped the  500,000 mark  for the  first  time.


June 27, 1904:

*  Opening and dedication of the Cuban Pavilion.



June 29, 1904:

*  Dedication of the Wisconsin Building, on Wisconsin Day.
*  Dedication of the  West Virginia Building.
*  Dedication of Model Street.


June 30, 1904:


*  Catholic Day.
*  Booker T. Washington spoke in front of  the National  Education  Association in Festival  Hall.


July 1, 1904:

*  First International competitions at the 1904 Olympics begun.


July 2, 1904:

*  Florida Day (the  state did not construct a building).
*  Dedication of the Swedenborg House.
*  `Negro Day,' on August 1st, was canceled due  to many leading black orators and leaders  refusing to
   attend.


July 3, 1904:

*   Fair Closed- Sunday.
*   The Wabash Limited train near Litchfield Illinois wrecked, killing over 21 on their way to the Fair and
   the National Democratic Convention.
*   Fair officials  announced  that  June  attendance  had doubled.

July 4, 1904:  Independence  Day


*  First "Balloon Race"  took place during a light  rain.

July 5, 1904:

*  American Boy Day (magazine, featured speakers in Festival Hall).
*  Fire destroys American Restaurant in Old Jerusalem.


July 6, 1904:

*  Opening of the American Section in Art Palace.
*  Democratic National Convention began at Coliseum.
*  Fisk University day,  Mrs. Booker T. Washington  spoke in Festival  Hall.



July 9, 1904:

*  Opening of the Vermont Building.
*  Opening of the  Argentine Pavilion.


July 10, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Fair officials state weekly attendance sets record of   592,303.

July 11, 1904:

*  Wyoming Day and  statehood day (there was no Wyoming building built).
*  Opening of the smallest foreign building- Nicaragua Pavilion opened.
*  Bad hail and wind storm struck St. Louis, lightning strikes Agriculture Palace's Southern corner and
   causes  slight damage.


July 13, 1904:

*  Hungarian Day.


July 14, 1904:

*  French National Day (Bastille Day).


July 15, 1904:


*  Poster Day (Associated Billposters and Distributors of the U.S. and Canada).


July 16, 1904:


*  Pageant Day- Anthropology Sports & Festivities in Plaza of St. Louis.


July 17, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.


July 18, 1904:


*  Opening of the New Hampshire building.

July 19, 1904:


*  Mexican Pavilion was struck by lightning. The cupola  was destroyed during severe storm.



July 22, 1904:

*  Sigma Chi Day- groups roamed the fairgrounds singing college songs.
*  Six injured as Scenic Railway car smashed through  an enclosure into  the Moro  Village.


July 23, 1904:

*  The opening & dedication of the Philippine Model School.
*  Dedication of  the  rebuilt House of Hoo-Hoo.


July 24, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Fair  officials stated  that attendance was 512,150 for  the  week.

July 25, 1904:

*  Puerto Rico  (Porto Rico),  Day.


July 26, 1904:

*  Elks Day & parade. British  cavalry troops, and 200 Boer War veterans march. President Francis rode
   with Borax Bill behind 20 mules.


July 27, 1904:

*  Amateur Photographers Day.



July 30, 1904:

*  Railroad & Transportation Day.


July 31, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Previous week's attendance was 551,742.



August 1, 1904:  


*  Emancipation Day.

August 2, 1904:

*  Children's Day, over 40,000 St. Louis  school  children watch. Parade of Children of all Nations.
*  National Cyclists Day.
*  W. H. Green  died performing a stunt at Old St. Louis on the Pike. He fell 50  feet.  Another stunt show
   involving a bicycle and trapeze on a 122-foot wire is permanently canceled.

August 3, 1904:


*  Confectioners Day.


August 6, 1904:

*  Manufacturer's Day – Fair visitors got numbers upon entry for free gifts.
*  Bohemian Day.
*  National Cash Register Day – 4,000 employees attend.


August 7, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.

August 8, 1904:


*  Dedication of  the Guatemala Pavilion.



August 10, 1904:


*  Military Day at Boer War.


August 11, 1904:

*  Anthropology Field Days "Olympics" were held on  August  11 to 12.


August 12, 1904:

*  Automobile Day,  285 cars arrive and  parade through the fairgrounds.
*  Cuba Day.

August 13, 1904:

*  Philippine Day.   Secretary of War- William  Howard  Taft reviewed large military parade.
*  Mrs. Breckenridge Jones, St. Louis society woman, died when her horses bolt with her carriage hurled
  down a  20-foot embankment near the Boer War.

August 14, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Colonel Cummins  arrested following  a near-riot pertaining to Human Society  and the shows cowboys.
*  Fair officials stated that last  week's  attendances  shattered all previous records.

August 15, 1904:

*  Scottish Day - Parade, Phinney's Band arrives and performs.
*  Missouri Peach Day,  30,000 people receive free peach at the Palace of  Agriculture.


August 17, 1904:

*  Music Dealer's Day.


August 18, 1904:


*  Opening of the Missouri Building state library, which contained over  10,000 volumes.


August 19, 1904:


*  Territory of New Mexico Day.
*  Swiss Day.
*  Tyrolean Alps Day.


August 20, 1904:

*  Pennsylvania Day.
*  Author Kate Chopin collapsed at the Fair. She died two  days later.

August 21, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.


August 22, 1904:

*  Missouri Week.
*  Pythian Day - Drills in Plaza of St. Louis.


August 25, 1904:

*  Alton Illinois Day. Over 3,000 residents  attended  the festivities.

August 26, 1904:

*  St. Charles  Day.

August 27, 1904:

*  Liberal Arts Day, Floral Parade.
*  St. Joseph, Missouri Day.


August 28, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Louisiana Purchase trophy automobile race held at a dust-winded Fairgrounds Race Track, Barney
   Oldfield  crashed and killed two spectators.
*  Fair officials  announced the attendance of  15th  week-  793, 471.

August 29, 1904:

*  Indiana Week.


August 30, 1904:


*  Olympic Marathon Race, Thomas Hicks won the race in over 90 degrees.


August 31, 1904:

*  Mining Gulch Day, 10,000 free watermelons were given out.
*  Opening of  the Bulgaria's Varied Industries  Exhibits.
*  Eagle Day.


September 1, 1904:  

*  Tennessee Day.  A crowd of over 4,000  was present.
*  Indiana Day attended by thousands.


September 4, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.


September 5, 1904:    Labor Day

*  209,618 fairgoers  shattered the single most attended day.
*  Oklahoma City Day.  4.700 residents  came  to  the  Fair  that  day.


September 6, 1904:

*  Oklahoma Territory Day.  2,000 watermelons  were sliced up  and  handed out.


September 7, 1904:


*  Lumber Dealer's Day, attended by  10,000 at the House of  Hoo  Hoo.



September 8, 1904:


*  Hoo-Hoo Day.

September 9, 1904:

*  California Day. Over 20,000 pounds of  fruit and 7,000 bottles of California wine  were given  out.
*  Odd Fellows Day.
*  13th Annual Hoo-Hoo Day, House of Hoo-Hoo dedicated.

September 10, 1904:

*  Machinery Day.
*  Spanish War Veterans Day.

September 11, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  874,954 people  attended the Fair  the  previous  week.

September 12, 1904:

*  Texas Day.
*  Maryland Day.


September 13, 1904:

*  Catholic Knights of America Day.


September 14, 1904:

*  Louisiana Day.
*  Louisiana Purchase Day.
*  Electricity Day, which included 30  different  floats.


September 15, 1904:

*  St. Louis Day-  404,450 attend the Fair.
*  Mississippi Day.
*  Farmer's Day.

September 16, 1904:

*  Belleville, Illinois Day.
*  Mexico Day.


September 17, 1904: 

*  Colorado Day.  10,000 cantaloupes  were  given out.
*  Massachusetts Day.
*  Territory of Arizona Day.
*  Red Men Day which featured  a parade.


September 18, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Fair official stated that  attendance passed  the  million mark  per week for the  first  time.

September 19, 1904:


*  The dedication of  the Arizona Territory Building.

September 20, 1904:


*  State of Nevada Day.


September 21, 1904:

*  Dedication of  the Illinois Building and Illinois Day. First black  troops were quartered there.


September 22, 1904:

*  Illinois Day - Parade.
*  Arkansas Day.  25,000 red apples  were  given.


September 23, 1904:

*  State of Virginia Day.
*  Lewis & Clark Day.
*  Lewis Loyal Legion Day.


September 24, 1904:

*  State of Idaho Day.


September 25, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.

September 26, 1904:

*  Memphis Day.
*  Mexico Day.
*  Temple of Fraternity Day.
*  Masonic Day.


September 27, 1904:

*  State of North Dakota Day.
*  Louisville Day.


September 28, 1904:

*  Georgia Day.


September 29, 1904:

*  South Dakota Day.


October 1, 1904:   

*  Indian Territory Day. 1,000 Indians of the  crowd of 3,000 pleaded for  statehood.
*  Protective Home Circle Day.

October 2, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  A Jefferson Guard  was shot  by  another, after they  quarreled  about  a slot  machine robbery.

October 3, 1904:


*  New York City Day.


October 4, 1904:

*  New York Day.
*  International Advertising Association Day.
*  Apple Day. 1,200  barrels of apples  were distributed in the Palace of  Agriculture  and  Horticulture. 


October 5, 1904:

*  Rhode Island Day.
*  Indianapolis Day. Over a thousand  citizens came  to celebrate.
*  Real Estate Men's Day.


October 6, 1904:

*  New Jersey Day.
*  Ohio Day.  Buckeyes  were  given  out.
*  Germany Day.
*  Mayors Day.

October 7, 1904:

*  Daughters of the Confederacy Day.


October 8, 1904:

*  Maine Day.
*  Chicago Day.


October 9, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.

October 10, 1904:

*  Cuba Day (National Day).


October 11, 1904:

*  Missouri Day - Large parade & reception. Distribution of 100,000 medals and 10,000 sandwiches.
*  179, 964 attend the Fair, the fifth highest.


October 12, 1904:  Columbus Day


*  Michigan Day.
*  Italian Day. 20,000 Italians celebrate Italian day. Water carnival.



October 13, 1904:

*  Connecticut Day.
*  Detroit Day.


October 15, 1904:

*  Kansas City Day.  5,000 citizens of Kansas City  attended.
*  Iowa Cities Day.
*  German Liederkranz Day.


October 16, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.

October 17, 1904:

*  St. Joseph Day.


October 18, 1904:

*  Territory of Alaska Day.
*  Helen Keller Day. She was the only living person honored by the Exposition.
*  St. Louis University Day.  4.000 people  attended in Festival Hall.


October 19, 1904:

*  District of Columbia Day. US Marine band performed.
*  Jefferson Day.
*  Milwaukee Day. 500 Milwaukeeans, led by Mayor Rose and his official family, made up the party,
  accompanied by Clauder's Military Band

October 20, 1904:

*  Utah Day. Performance by the 200 members of the  Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
*  Disciples of Christ Day.


October 21, 1904:


*  Congregational Day.


October 23, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.

October 24, 1904:

*  Pigeon, dogs & cats  show  began.

October 25, 1904:

*  Omaha Day.
*  Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. Day


October 26, 1904:

*  Nebraska Day. 2,000 residents from the state attended.
*  National Dairy Men's Day.


October 28, 1904:

*  Missouri University Day.


October 29, 1904:

*  Two Syrian men from the Pike's  Old Jerusalem argued resulting  in shooting and the  death of
   Mick Azzi.

October 30, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Fair officials  state  that  nearly 16 million people had  visited the Fair.

October 31, 1904:   Halloween

*  Ohio Cities' Week.
*  Toledo Day.


November 1, 1904:

*  Cleveland Day.


November 2, 1904:

*  Columbus Day.
*  Fair  officials declared that  school  children would be  admitted  free on Saturdays  until the  end  of
   the  Fair,  with a paying adult. 

November 3, 1904:

*  Springfield Ohio Day.


November 5, 1904:

*   Ireland Day.
*  Cincinnati Day.  1,500  citizens  attended.


November 6, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Fair  officials stated  that  attendance  was good,  16  million people had  seen the Fair  so  far.


November 8, 1904:

*  Rose Day at the  Flower  Show.
*  American Flag Day.   Largest  flag ever  flown was hung on a wire over the  Plaza of St. Louis.

November 9, 1904:

*  Carnation Day at the Flower  show.



November 12, 1904:


*  Tyrolean Alps Day included  contests  and  an evening ball.
*  Miniature Railway passengers robbed of a hundred  dollars, just outside the Boer Reenactment.

November 13, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Fair  officials  stated  that  over  122,000 people attended the Fair the  day  before (Saturday).



November 15, 1904:

*  Borough of Brooklyn, New York  Day.  A delegation of  several  hundred Brooklynites  attended.
*  Brazilian Day.
*  Vice President Fairbanks visited the Fair.


November 16, 1904:

*  St. Paul and Minneapolis day.  Shown  was a  twin  cities  museum.


November 18, 1904:

*  New Mexico Day.  1,000 guests  attend.


November 19, 1904:

*  Queen's Daughter Day.
*  United Irish League Day.


November 20, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Damage due  to  Missouri Building fire was less than thought. 20,000  dollars  in losses.


November 24, 1904:   Thanksgiving

*  Thanksgiving Day services were observed  in Festival Hall.


November 25, 1904:

*  South African Day.  British and Boer soldiers  marched in parade.


November 26, 1904:  President's  Day

*  President Theodore Roosevelt visits the Fair. 600 attend a banquet in his  honor.
*  163,758 attend at  day.


November 27, 1904:

*  Fair Closed- Sunday.
*  Fair  official state  attendance  at 18,317,457.

November 28, 1904:

*  Acrobat dies at the  Pike's Paris Theater  as trapeze bar  rope  breaks.


December 1, 1904:  Closing  Day

*  David R. Francis Day. Francis  presented with a gold  and  silver table  service. Final Speech.
*  203,101 attend the final  day.
*  Palaces close early.
*  Closing Fireworks.


December 2, 1904:

*  Arsonist   destroyed several attractions on the Pike.  Entire St. Louis fire department helped battle  fire. 
*  Workers begin emptying the huge Palaces  of it's exhibits.

December 3, 1904:

*  Sightseers  were charged 25 cents to see the demolishing of the Fair buildings.









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