The World's Fair of 1904 celebrates the Centennial of
the 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. No centennial was ever so grandly
celebrated, for this Exposition is without a peer in history, and a visit within its gates
is an event to be always remembered with pleasure and satisfaction by young and old alike.
Note: The descriptive narratives are quoted from. The Greatest of Expositions: Completely Illustrated.