Agricultural History Series

 Missouri State University

 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair

New Zealand Wool

New Zealand’s feature at the World’s Fair was wool.  New Zealand’s wool and products manufactured from the wool formed a beautiful display in the Palace of Agriculture.  The display showed  blankets and rugs of finest weave, texture, and coloring.

New Zealand claimed that the climate and soil in their country produced wool superior to any in the world.  The articles manufactured from the wool were to have a softness and quality possessed by none other.  There were twenty million sheep in the country at the time and the annual output from these sheep was valued at $30,000,000.

Reference:  Journal of Agriculture.  July 21, 1904   

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