Agricultural History Series
  Missouri State University

 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair

Agricultural Events

Livestock Show Staff

The following table provides information about the men who were selected as the show yard staff for the livestock show at the World's Fair. They were well and widely known in livestock circles throughout the United States and were said to need no introduction to the livestock exhibitors. 




Col. Charles F. Mills

Chief, Department of Livestock

Had successful experience in the conduct of the largest shows of livestock ever held up to that time. 

H. H. Hinds


Chief Marshal of the Michigan State Fair for over 25 years and Chief Marshal of the livestock show of the Columbian Exposition.

A. P. Madden

Assistant Marshal

Developed an enviable record as marshal at the fairs he had officiated.

Fred H. Rankin


Successful farmer and breeder of livestock. Served as Secretary of the Live Stock Breeders’ Association of Illinois.

J. B. Dinsmore

General Superintendent

President of the Nebraska State Fair. Chief of the livestock show of the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. General Superintendent of the livestock show of the Columbian Exposition.

O. P. Updegraff

Superintendent of Horses

Secretary of the Kansas State Fair. Had been prominently identified with the conduct of the horse shows at Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver and other points.

C. R. Thomas

Superintendent of Cattle

General Manager of the American Royal Livestock Show at Kansas City since its beginning.

John L. Thompson

Superintendent of Sheep

Prominently identified with the National Sheep Breeders Organization. Extended reputation as a breeder and exhibitor of high-class sheep. Popular president of the Indiana State Fair.

Geo. S. Prine

Superintendent of Swine

Prominently identified with the Swine Breeders Organizations as president of the National Association or the executive officers of state societies.

T. E. Orr

Superintendent of Poultry

Secretary of the American Poultry Association. Eminent authority in all matters pertaining to the poultry industry.

H. Tiemann

Superintendent of Pigeons

 Large breeder and importer of pigeons. A popular judge at the leading shows. Had managed some of the largest pigeon shows held in America.

A. P. Vrodenburgh

Superintendent of Dogs

Secretary of the American Kennel Club. Expert knowledge in the dog breeding industry in the U.S.  and foreign countries.

Reference: Farmer and Stockman, September 1, 1904

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