Agricultural History Series
Missouri State University
1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair
Missouri's Apple Display
Apples took charge as the supreme fruit during the final days of the Worlds Fair. Train-car loads of apples were brought in from various apple producing states to be distributed to happy fairgoers. Each state that promised apples was assigned its own day. So on Arkansas day the state of Arkansas delivered 10 train-car loads of the red fruit. The state of Missouri followed suit in order to maintain its reputation as being “The land of the big red apple.”
Reference: Farmer and Stockman, September 1904, p. 3
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