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The westernmost cattle barn, with the typical round arches and terra cotta trim, houses Aberdeen Angus Cattle.
The easternmost 1907 barn houses Jersey Cattle. It is considered to be the most decorated cattle barn, perhaps because it was the first…
An achievement of engineering vision and finance made possible by the motoring public with the leadership of the
Automobile Club of Missouri
[Excerpts from the marker]
Native bees are a large and diverse group of wild bees originating from North America. There are over 4,000 species of bees in the U.S. and Canada.
Missouri has over 400 species of bees, r…
Missouri's first century of road history was one of special legislation, local control and inadequate funds. Laws of 1907 and 1913 provided for a general state road fund and a highway engineer - the first effort toward state control.
The law of 1…
This is an original French boxcar. The 40 Homme et 8 Chevaux painted on the ends means this car holds 40 men and 8 horses (or mules). The plaques represent the French provinces. American troops rode these boxcars to and from battle in WWI and WWII…
The Coliseum, originally called the Livestock Pavilion, has traditionally been used for showing and judging livestock and for horse shows. In addition, four presidents who have visited the Fairgrounds have spoken here -
William Howard Taft in 191…
The Womans Building is in the Georgian Revival style, popular for elegant homes during the early twentieth century. The building originally had dormitory space on the second floor and a ballroom or assembly hall on the third floor. It also had a o…
Named for Governor Sam A. Baker, the Historic Administration Building is a two-story building of buff-colored brick. Originally the building included a cafeteria and sleeping rooms for department superintendents. It now houses the Missouri State F…
Originally designed as the Palace of Agriculture, this 80' by 160' building was labeled the Horticulture Building by the Premium List of 1906, but the Agriculture Building by Program Books from 1915, 1918, and 1920. Postcards from 1908 through 191…
The Varied Industries Building was originally called the Horticulture Building, one of the most elaborate of the 1903 exposition halls.
Early Program Books and Premium Lists identify this as the Horticulture Building, though postcards from the ea…