1904 Olympics Collection  (bulk 1904)1904, 1927, 1980-1981, 2003
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Biographical / Historical Note

From April 30 to December 1, 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the 1904 World’s Fair was held in St. Louis. This event was brought to St. Louis in part because of the influence of David R. Francis. That year, the six-day Olympic Games were also held on the Washington University Campus in the newly built David R. Francis Gymnasium. These Olympic Games were the first held in the Western Hemisphere.