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The ruins of the Missouri State Building after the fire during the 1904 World’s Fair. Firefighters saved part of the west wing, shown in the foreground. As the fire spread, firefighters and other rescue workers retrieved many artifacts in that wing, including the bell that the state planned to give to the U.S. Navy for the battleship USS Missouri, which launched one year before the fair. A squad of Marines hefted the bell to safety. (Missouri History Museum)

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An interior shot of the Missouri Building auditorium after the fire at the 1904 World's Fair. (Missouri History Museum)

On Nov. 19, 1904, just two weeks shy of the closing of the 1904 World's Fair, the Missouri Building was destroyed in a fire caused by a boiler explosion. It was the largest, costliest and most elaborately furnished of all the state halls at the Fair. The bell from the U.S. Missouri, donated through contributions made by Missourians, was heroically rescued by U.S. Marines cheered on by the crowd who witnessed the blaze. (Missouri History Museum)

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I'd love to hang a print of this // World's Fair Ferris Wheel construction, 1904 by Missouri History Museum, via Flickr