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1904 St. Louis, Missouri World's Fair (The Louisiana Purchase Exposition) - Costume Hints For Women Attending the Fair, The St. Louis, Missouri Republic Newspaper, May 8, 1904.

Waffle ice cream cone eaters, 1904 St. Louis Fair. Legend has it the Fair may have been the first place such cones were used. "During the 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair, The Banner Creamery's owner George Bang was selling ice cream. Allegedly, he ran out of bowls and was given rolled-up waffles to serve it in instead." Wiki

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