1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

MISSOURI
Missouri's glass-enclosed pavilion presents the theme, "First in Air ... First in Space." Among its main exhibits are a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane in which Charles A. Lindbergh made his historic New York-Paris flight in May 1927, and the two space capsules, Mercury and Gemini. There are also mementos of famous Missourians, a display sponsored by nine private electric utilities, and separate exhibits depicting the industrial developments and natural resources of the state, the city of St. Louis, and Kansas City. A snack bar features foods said to have originated at the time of the 1904 fair in St. Louis.
* Admission: free..
 Highlights 
"SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS." An exact replica of the famous plane, made in 1955 for the movie, The Spirit of St. Louis, hangs from the ceiling of the pavilion.
SPACE CAPSULES. A replica of the Mercury capsule, Friendship 7, is on display outside the pavilion. On it is a plaque engraved with the autographs of all the astronauts. An actual-sized Gemini moon capsule is inside the pavilion. Both capsules were built by the McDonnel Aircraft Corporation, a St. Louis company.
FAMOUS FIGURES. Among those honored are such great Missourians as author Mark Twain, poet Eugene Field and artists Thomas Hart Benton and George Caleb Bingham.
SNACKS AND SOUVENIRS. Both the snack bar and the pavilion's souvenir shops specialize in regional items (Missouri hams, corncob pipes). The snack bar also sells some all-American favorites said to have been introduced at the period of the St. Louis Fair of 1904: hot dogs, ice cream cones and iced tea.

MISSOURI

The chief displays are an exact replica of Lindbergh's plane, "The Spirit of St. Louis," and the Mercury space capsule, "Friendship 7."

Other exhibits include mementos of famous Missourians and displays of natural resources and industrial development. A snack bar features foods -- hot dogs, ice cream cones, iced tea -- that the exhibitor claims originated at the time of the St. Louis Fair of 1904.

"SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS." This full-sized model of the plane in which Charles A. Lindbergh made his historic New York-Paris flight in 1927 was built in 1955 for the movie, "The Spirit of St. Louis." The plane hangs from the pavilion's ceiling.
SPACE CAPSULES. In addition to a full-scale model of Friendship 7, a two-man Gemini space capsule is on view. Both capsules were built by the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation of St. Louis.
FAMOUS FIGURES. Missourians honored by displays of personal mementos include President Harry S. Truman, Mark Twain and artists Thomas Hart Benton and George Caleb Bingham.
 
Admission: free.

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