Agricultural History Series

  Missouri State University

 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair

The Virginia Section

In the Virginia section of the cotton exhibit was a lighted fountain that did not splash.  That was because the fountain was made with cotton seed oil, not water.  Around the fountain jars were filled with different soaps made from cotton seed oil.  There was also a demonstration area showing the value of the oil in foods.  Also demonstrated was the value of the oil in livestock feeds and fertilizers.

Reference:  Cunniff, M.C. "The Agricultural Conquest of the Earth", The World's Work,  August, 1904.

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