The Trans-Mississippi Exposition
Alfers, Kenneth Gerald
Omaha--History , Nebraska--History
International expositions have received relatively little attention from scholars in the past. Nevertheless, expositions are illustrative of man's progress and development. There is hardly a more striking example of this fact than the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition held at Omaha, Nebraska, in 1898.|Since the frontier had been pronounced as closed only a few years before, it was fitting that the trans-Mississippi region display its wealth as well as its capabilities. Omaha was fortunate to be the host city for an exposition that symbolized the progress of the West. The city benefited greatly, being infused with an economic and spiritual uplift at a most opportune time.|The primary objective of this thesis is to present a comprehensive description of the Trans- Mississippi Exposition, In doing so, however, I will also analyze its success and attempt to place it in its historical perspective.