May 2, 2010
The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the centennial celebration of the purchase of Louisiana, was held in St. Louis, Missouri, and drew approximately 20 million visitors. The Arkansas exhibits included a Greek-style exhibit hall known as the Arkansas Building. The building, located in St. Louis’s Forest Park, was designed to exhibit state products and resources. Arkansas exposition expenditure, approximately $80,000, was double what the state had spent at any previous such exposition.