Hansen: Glory from Omaha's 1898 world's fair was fleeting
The majestic buildings for Omaha's Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition were needed fast. The solution: Buildings made of a mixture of hemp fiber, cement and Plaster of Paris.
Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:04 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
For a single day, at the tail end of a single, magical summer, Omaha seemed the center of the universe.
A massive crowd — a crowd nearly as big as the entire city's population — surged from downtown, where it had overrun every last hotel and restaurant and saloon.
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Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:04 pm.