Agricultural History Series

 Missouri State University

 1904 St. Louis World's Fair

Goat Shows

In early summer, the upcoming fall  goat shows at the World's Fair brought high expectations. However, when the show opened on October 5, only the Angora breed met those expectations.  There were several times more Angoras present than all other breeds combined. Also, newspaper and farm magazines largely ignored the goats with the exception of Angoras. 

Angora Goat

A 1904 Angora winner with 20 inches of mohair

Follow the links below for more 1904 goat information.

Angora Milk Goats Goat Shearing

References: American Sheep Breeder, October 15, 1904.

Photos from the American Sheep Breeder.

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