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  Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar
With Haiti and Santo Domingo lost as a base of operations in the Americas, Louisiana’s luster faded for the ambitious French dictator, and its vast lands came to represent an asset to be cashed in and used to wage successful wars on the continent of Europe.
To Americans, Louisiana was a plum catch, and unlike later land purchases such as Alaska, there was no doubt at the time about the value of the land.
As plans were made for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition to be held in St. Louis, additional legislation was passed authorizing a gold dollar to mark the occasion.
www.coinsite.com /content/Commemoratives/LouisianaDollar.asp   (1202 words)

 St. Louis World's Fair, 1904
Louisiana Purchase, an event in American history having an importance secondary only to the Declaration of Independence.
The Territory acquired from France by this purchase embraced all the land lying between the Mississippi River and the crest of the Rocky Mountains, and its ownership by the United States made possible the extension of the nation's boundaries to the Pacific Ocean.
Everyone on the grounds, took a stroll down the Pike, to see the life and motion and color and light, to hear the bands and listen to the ingenious gentlement whose wits were sharpened in the competition for patronage, and whose vocal powers, assisted by megaphones, vied successfully with the brass bands.
www.bradley.edu /las/eng/lotm/stlouis/slwf1904.htm   (471 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Louisiana Purchase Exposition
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as The Saint Louis World's Fair, was a World's Fair held in the U.S. city of St.
As with the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, in 1893, all but one of its grand, neo-Classical exhibition palaces were temporary edifices, constructed with a material called "staff", which was a mixture of plaster of Paris and hemp fibers.
It was built with proceeds from the fair, to commemorate Thomas Jefferson, who initiated the Louisiana Purchase, and to store the Exposition's records and archives.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase_Exposition   (1047 words)

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This exceptional souvenir, a colored enamelled cup, was purchased at The Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis in 1904.
The Exposition commemorated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase and provided a showcase for states and foreign countries; as well as manufacturing, agricultural, educational and artistic organizations.
The Territory acquired from France by this purchase embraced all the land lying between the Mississippi River and the crest of the Rocky Mountains, and its ownership by the United States made possible the extension of the nation's boundries to the Pacific Ocean.
lycos.com /info/louisiana-purchase--louisiana-purchase-exposition.html   (360 words)

 Louisiana State Museum - Post-Ed Note #15
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which was also known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, opened on April 30, 2004 in St. Louis Missouri.
It was held to commemorate the Centennial of the Louisiana Purchase and many of its attractions had themes related to the Purchase and its outcomes.
Louisiana State Museum staff members are hard at work on exhibits that focus on the history and culture of the state for the new State Museum Branch that will open in Baton Rouge in 2005.
lsm.crt.state.la.us /post-ed15.htm   (532 words)

 Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial
The purchase was solemnized in a series of ceremonies, culminating in the final transfer of power in St. Louis on March 9, 1804.
In the century since the Louisiana Purchase, St. Louis had grown from a settlement of just over 8,000 residents to a bustling industrial center with a population of nearly 600,000 and the city was eager to show the world the fruits of the Louisiana Purchase.
Lasting legacies of the Exposition are Forest Park and, within the park, the St. Louis Museum of Art, which is one of three structures remaining from the Exposition.
www.umsl.edu /~loupurch/flags/ceremony.html   (659 words)

 Progress Made Visible: American World's Fairs and Expositions
Celebrating the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, the exposition area covered two square miles and included more than two hundred buildings.
They were displayed as savages in need of the civilizing presence of the white man. The "civilizing" force was the American government who had taken over that country, officially at the end of the Spanish-American War in 1899, and in fact after the Philippine-American War of 1899 to 1902.
The Forest City; a portfolio of official photographic views of the Universal Exposition, St. Louis, 1904, commemorating the acquisition of the Louisiana territory...
www.lib.udel.edu /ud/spec/exhibits/fairs/louis.htm   (393 words)

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The Louisiana Purchase consists of three separate agreements between the United States and France: a treaty of cession and two agreements providing for the exchange of monies in the transaction.
The Louisiana Purchase was 150,000,000 acres of land.
The Louisiana Purchase, approved by treaty in April of 1803, is called the most significant real estate transaction in the history of civilization.
www.lycos.com /info/louisiana-purchase--united-states.html?page=2   (425 words)

 St. Louis, MO - Louisiana Purchase Exposition Fact Sheet
As the nation’s fourth largest city, one that had burgeoned from a fur-trading outpost in the Louisiana Territory to a major center of commerce along the nation’s busiest river, city leaders were eager to use a major exposition to put St. Louis on the world map and to help spur development in the area.
To understand the role of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in American culture at the time, it is helpful to understand the nature of life in the early 1900s.
At one end of the Plaza was the gigantic Louisiana Purchase monument; at the other the statue of St. Louis that would later be placed in front of the Art Museum.
www.explorestlouis.com /factSheets/fact_worldsFair.asp?PageType=4   (13478 words)

 Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase (The 1904 World's Fair) - About the Exhibit
The 1904 World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition) marked the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, a monumental event in U.S. history.
Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase is one of St. Louis Public Library's contributions to Celebrate 2004, a yearlong series of events and activities to mark St. Louis' historic anniversaries and celebrate the region's recent accomplishments.
Compiled from official sources, this book comprises the history of the Louisiana territory, the story of the Louisiana Purchase, and full account of the great exposition.
exhibits.slpl.org /lpe/about.asp   (501 words)

 NJDARM: Archives Collection Guides: Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission (1902-1904)/Jamestown Tercentennial ...
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition was a federally funded international event commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
The exposition was held in 1904 in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.
Following the close of the exposition, the state legislature authorized the removal of the New Jersey building in Virginia from the exposition grounds, and its re-erection on the campus of the State Home for Girls in Ewing Township, NJ (Laws of 1908, chap.
www.state.nj.us /state/darm/links/guides/szlou001.html   (440 words)

 Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial
In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States, and brought with it new cultures, new citizens, and vast natural resources.
For Lewis and Clark, the Purchase transformed the nature of their expedition, converting it from a venture into foreign territory to a projection of American sovereignty over newly acquired lands-with all the adventure and controversy that entailed.
As the nation prepares to mark the bicentennials of the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, we should examine how these events transformed the life of the nation and of the peoples who lived in the Purchase lands.
www.umsl.edu /~loupurch/history.html   (728 words)

 Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt - Louisiana Purchase Exposition Speech 1903
Of the territory covered by the Louisiana Purchase a portion was given statehood within a few years.
The process which we began has since been followed by all the great peoples who were capable both of expansion and of self-government, and now the world accepts it as the natural process, as the rule; but a century and a quarter ago it was not merely exceptional, it was unknown.
This, then, is the great historic significance of the movement of continental expansion in which the Louisiana Purchase was the most striking single achievement.
www.theodore-roosevelt.com /trlouisexpospeech.html   (2012 words)

 Louisiana Purchase Exposition / St. Louis World's Fair, 1904 / The Heart of the Fair
The statue is made in staff, a mixture of plaster and fibers over a wooden frame, as are all the sculptures and nearly all of the buildings.
The other end of the plaza, ending at the Grand Basin, is dominated by the Louisiana Purchase Monument, a 100 foot high column topped with a sculpture of peace alighting on the globe.
The arcade features 14 mammoth statues (7 on each arm) that represent the 14 states that have been carved from the Louisiana Purchase.
www.bitwise.net /~ken-bill/fairhart.htm   (1343 words)

 U.S. Postage Stamps of 1904
Jefferson's part in the purchase of the Louisiana Territory was that he was the president that sent the two men to France who negotiated the largest land deal in American history.
President McKinley was not involved with the purchase of the Louisiana Territory at all.
Ironically, President McKinley was assassinated nearly three years before the grand opening of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, after delivering a speech at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
www.1847usa.com /identify/YearSets/1904.htm   (575 words)

 Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, it celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition was designed to celebrate major human advancements since the Louisiana Purchase.
United States were signed for the purchase price of $15,000,000.The Louisiana Purchase added over 800,000 square miles of territory to the existing United States.  Out of this territory would come all or parts of the present-day States of...
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h3243.html   (752 words)

 Terry's 1904 World's Fair Page -- Fair information
In 1901 it was accepted fact that the nations of the earth would assemble in St. Louis in 1903 to join in the celebration of the centennial of the purchase by the United States of the vast area known as the Louisiana Territory.
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company had perfected organization and went to work under such splendid progress, directed by men of such energy, that there was every reason to feel assured that the gates of the great exposition will be thrown open on time.
It was forwarded to Gov. Lon V. Stephens, with a recommendation that a convention of representatives of the Louisiana Purchase States be called for St. Louis, to decide upon the place of holding such celebration.
www.tlaupp.com /earlyhistory.html   (1176 words)

 The Worlds Fair and Exposition Information and Reference Guide
Exposition Grounds were not completed in time for the 1903 date.
The bird cage from the federal government exhibit was purchased in 1905 by the city for $3,500.
Between the pilasters of the Colonnades of the States were sculptures of a seated woman, representing the 14 States that were born from the Louisiana Purchase.
www.earthstation9.com /1904_stl.htm   (2666 words)

 Jesse Barnes Louisiana Purchase Exposition
This World's Fair was the tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the expeditions of Louis and Clark and to the Louisiana Purchase which extended west of the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.
Today we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the 200th Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
Jesse also placed the "Louisiana Purchase Monument" in the center of his rendition of the fair.
www.alexisarts.com /BarnesLouisianaPurchase.htm   (203 words)

 Louisiana Purchase Exposition - 1904 World's Fair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Articles and speeches on the history and significance of the Louisiana Purchase published during its centennial and the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
Photographs and articles about the largest and most popular exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition with an introduction about its influence in the development of racial stereotypes and imperial ideology.
Motion pictures were not only taken at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, but were the primary attraction at popular exhibits by the Westinghouse and Patterson companies.
www.boondocksnet.com /expos/louisiana.html   (1214 words)

 Louisiana Purchase Exposition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As with the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, all but one of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition's grand, neo-Classical exhibition palaces were temporary edifices.
They were built of with a material called "staff," a mixture of plaster of Paris and hemp fibers.
The official residence of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Saint Louis, built in 1894, is one.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Louisiana_Purchase_Exposition   (1021 words)

 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
That magnificent fairground equated America’s expansion westward since the Louisiana Purchase with the nation’s cultural and economic progress.
By the time the Fair closed on December 1, 1904, an estimated 20 million people had reveled in the wonders of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
In 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition thrust St. Louis into the global spotlight; since then, the 1904 World’s Fair has been forever ingrained in our regional identity.
www.mohistory.org /content/fair/wf/html/overview   (431 words)

 Images of the Month--January 2003
January 2003 marks the beginning of the year-long celebration of the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase.
Meanwhile, we kick off the festivities by presenting several images showing Louisiana's participation in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904, the great world's fair which had as its focal point and raison d'être the celebration of the Centennial of the Purchase.
The images are taken from two sources contemporary to the St. Louis fair: Louisiana at Louisiana Purchase Exposition: Report of the Louisiana Board of Commissioners to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Held at St.
nutrias.org /~nopl/monthly/january2003/jan03.htm   (201 words)

 The Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition and World's Fair
The Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition and World's Fair
The Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition and World's Fair, which formed the background of the film Meet me in St Louis (1944), took place in 1903-1904 to celebrate the centenary of the purchase of Louisiana and other territories by the USA from France in 1803.
The exposition's own centenary is being celebrated this year.
library.wellcome.ac.uk /doc_WTL039873.html   (103 words)

 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Constructing the Fair: The opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition followed several years of preparation that included the development of surrounding neighborhoods, improvements to the city’s water supply and the clearing of parkland.
The story behind the construction of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition is one of human perseverance—a testimony to the energy, investment and commitment of the citizens of St. Louis.
Viewing the Fair: The landscape of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition was a carefully controlled environment: designed by architects, built by laborers, represented by artists and photographers, reproduced in souvenirs and promoted in the media.
www.mohistory.org /content/fair/wf/html/NewsEvents/press/Press1.html   (2041 words)

 Gallery 2c: La. Purchase Expo, St. Louis, 1904
By the time of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Thailand had established its own National Museum.
The Siam Exhibit was much larger than the earlier Centennial Exposition Exhibit, and the Thais even built their own pavilion modeled after Wat Benchamabopit, the Marble Temple, which had just been completed in Bangkok.
Before that time there were two successive museums located within the palace walls, the first established by King Rama IV, and the second established by King Rama V in 1874, and moved outside the palace in 1887 to its present location at the former Wang Na, the palace of the Second King.
www.mnh.si.edu /treasures/frame_exhibit_gallery2c_main.htm   (405 words)

 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Souvenirs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Reads "Souvenir of St. Louis Exposition 1904, pictures Cascading Gardens, Manufacturing Building, Liberal Arts Building, and Union Station." Marked Made in Germany, The Palace, 512 Locust St., St. Louis, MO Some loss of original patina.
Reads "Souvenir of St. Louis Exposition 1904, pictures Machinery Building, Temple of Fraternity, Building of Varied Industries, Entrance to Textile Arts Building, Tower of Manufactures Bldg." Marked Made in Germany, Grand Leader.
Reads "Souvenir Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1803-1904, pictures Transportation Building, Education Building, Electricity Building, Palace of Liberal Arts, Napoleon ceding to Jefferson Louisiana Territory." Marked Germany, Victoria Art Co., New Jork, Saratoga, St. Louis.
www.the-forum.com /collect/wf25.htm   (330 words)

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