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As you can no doubt tell, we here at Organo Gold are extremely excited about our forthcoming International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri October 4-5. It’ll be a life- and business-changing convention for ALL who attend. (So make sure you don’t miss out — secure your tickets here, NOW, to be part of One Team, One Dream experience in St. Louis.)

This scenic and historic city has been the start of many great things. As we’ve mentioned before, hosting the great World’s Fair of 1904 was something that really put the city of St. Louis on the map (and in the hearts of folks forever with the classic Hollywood film Meet Me In St. Louis starring Judy Garland).

Here are just some of the things that began at that renowned St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904:

The waffle cone: George Bang, owner of the Bannery Creamery, apparently ran out of bowls in which to serve his ice cream at the fair, so he started using rolled up waffles. Needless to say, they were a hit, and the direct precursor of the ice cream cone!

The hot dog: Bavarian sausage seller Anton Ludwig Feuchtwanger is thought to have started serving his frankfurters in buns to help people keep their hands clean (this after the white gloves he had been giving folks to protect their hands kept getting pocketed as souvenirs).

The hamburger: The humble hamburger (consisting, of course, of a cooked ground meat patty served on a bun) gained its first big dose of national recognition at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair when the New York Tribune described the now fast-food staple as an “innovation.”

Cotton candy: Machine-spun cotton candy was first introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World’s Fair. It was initially dubbed “Fairy Floss”, and the airy confection was a huge hit, selling 8,655 boxes at 25 cents per box —which is the equivalent of around $6 a box today!

Iced tea: Today, we think of iced tea as an American classic —but while it had existed merely as something on a novelty prior to the World Fair, the event gave the now beloved beverage international exposure.

So the World’s Fair in St. Louis was the birthplace of some of America’s favorite things! We just KNOW that OG will be the biggest thing to hit St. Louis in 110 years! Will you be there to experience the beginning of something great?

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