Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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A visitor could see large tableaux depicting the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory, discovery of Mississippi, burial of De Soto, transfer of Louisiana, and Lewis and Clark's expedition.
A theater showed Moorish acrobats, jugglers and magicians.
besides street performers such as snake charmers, there were many venders booth that sold exotic rugs, linens, and jewelry.
The attraction did not make as much money as it cost to build. One possible reason might be that the Moorish Palace concession was also at 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Another reason could be of competition between the `Streets of Cairo,' `Jerusalem,' `Mysterious Asia,' and `Constantinople' exhibits also on the Pike.