|The Smith Family Headed for "The Louisiana Purchase Exposition"|
A St. Louis Cloud Parts
|The Real St. Louis World's Fair of 1904|
Picture-men were right away in Galveston to capture the carnage, and within days it was being featured in show tents at carnivals. People then as now had a fascination with doom and destruction brought on wings of fire or flood. A lot of traveling showmen gathered profits from what was left after waters subsided. The 1904 "Louisiana Purchase Exposition," to which the Smith family repairs at the end of Meet Me In St. Louis, had an entire building (above) devoted to
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