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Myth-busting the St. Louis World's Fair

Ice tea, cotton candy, ice cream and hamburgers were all popularized at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.
Crysta Henthorne
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KCUR 89.3
Ice tea, cotton candy, ice cream and hamburgers were all popularized at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.

The St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 forever changed modern American cuisine — popularizing foods like the ice cream cone, hamburgers and iced tea. But what aren't we remembering about this international affair?

Read more about how the World's Fair of 1904 offered the best and worst of America from KCUR's Suzanne Hogan.

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