California, was a replica of the old Franciscan Mission of La Rabida, at Santa Barbara which was erected by the Franciscan monks in 1786. The  100 foot by 140  structure featured the arched cloisters that characterized the mission architecture.  The architectural mass was concentrated in the center of the structure and consisted two huge square bell towers that tapered upward into  lantern-crowned domes.  The building cost  15,000 dollars. The pavilion contained no special exhibits, but its furnishings and decorations were entirely of Californian material and  manufactured by Californian labor. 

Inside, great beams continued the mission theme.

The assembly hall, with its  movable platform, and an exhibition hall were its main features.  Atop of the  assembly hall was a room garden, with plants indigenous of California.

Solid oak furniture and  native Californian woods embellished the interior. On the wall  hung  portraits of known Californians and scenery.

Refreshments were served.






















In the Agricultural Building the state made a distinctive feature of wine, dried fruits, canned fruit, processed vegetables, honey, hay, hops, canned fish, seeds and cereals, grasses and vegetable fibers, etc.

A handsome display was a butter feature in the refrigeration case   at the Palace of Agriculture with a beautiful modeled goddess of California, draped in fruits.













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Lee  Gaskins'   AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
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The Californian Wine Temple  display  at  the Palace of  Agriculture.
The Californian Wine Temple  closeup of the giant tuns.
California Orange County display.

California's main exhibits were shown at the  Palace of Agriculture & Horticulture, as well as the  Palace of Mines and Metallurgy, including a sizeable display at the stockyards.

In the Forestry Palace,  California showed altogether 73 varieties of commercial and cabinet woods.
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