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LINCOLN â€“ The grounds of Hearthside on Great Road were taken back to another era on Sunday, 1904 and its World Fair in St. Louis, to help raise funds for the historic town-owned property and its collections of local and state memorabilia.
Elizabeth Francis of the R.I. Council for the Humanities said her organization also supported the Worldâ€™s Fair celebration at Hearthside and called it â€śa brilliant success.â€ť
More than 700 people bought tickets ($10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children) to pass through the Worldâ€™s Fair gate and enjoyed entertainment, foods like hot dogs in a bun and puffed rice that were introduced in St. Louis, and also an internationally known magician in addition to the musical performances and belly dancing of the day-long Pike shows.
â€śIt not only recreated the experience of the Worldâ€™s Fair it also recreated what the Fair was all about, which was to educate people,â€ť Francis said.
Full story appears on page A1 of Monday's Call and Monday's Times.