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1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Dedication Ceremonies Ticket Front
My long awaited ticket that has two great men pictured on the front. Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt.

On April 30, 1903, one hundred years to the day after the signing in Paris of the Louisiana Purchase agreement, President Theodore Roosevelt is in St Louis, Missouri, to dedicate the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which did not open until one year later. Roosevelt is visible in the center of the front row of a grandstand, which was also the speaker's platform.

The exposition opened on April 30, 1904, and continued until December 1, 1904. It was the first world's fair to turn a profit. It featured the participation of 62 nations, 43 U.S. states, and the federal government. The fair comprised more than 1,500 individual buildings interconnected by 75 miles of roads and walkways. The infrastructure and buildings required three years to construct. A special exposition company was created for coordinating the process. Nearly the entire population of St. Louis was involved in the work. The scale of the plan was so immense that the fair, originally scheduled for 1903, had to be delayed by a year.

A link to read President Theodore Roosevelts Speech at the Dedication Ceremonies where he is pictured below. http://atthefair.homestead.com/Misc/SP-ADDRESSOFPRESIDENTROOSEVELT.html

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