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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