Archives: That time there was a World's Fair in north Omaha
Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:24 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
For five months in 1898, Omaha was host to the Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition, a 184-acre spread on the northern edge of the city near the Missouri River. (Here's the original map of the grounds).
They built a bunch of big beautiful buildings made of hemp fiber and plaster of Paris. They offered ostrich rides. They even dug a canal. It was gorgeous. By its end, the Expo drew an admission of more than 9 million.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:24 pm.