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Lewis & Clark I



In Part 2 of our look at the Lewis & Clark Exposition, we will see some of the more rare views of the Centennial Expo.


Get your ticket and let your fingers do the clicking on a tour of the Lewis & Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair.


Shooting the Chutes at the Lewis & Clark Expo

The Lewis & Clark Exposition was held in 1905, a year after Dreamland opened at Coney Island. Amusement Parks were a new phenomenon, having only been in existence since 1895. Since Portland was the site of the 1905 World’s Fair, the most cutting-edge amusements of the day, such as the Loop-the-Loop and the Chute-the-Chutes, made it to the West Coast and Portland.


Amusements lit up The Trail at night.


The Temple of Mirth was Portland’s Fun House.


The W.H. Barnes Exhibit of Educated Animals On the Trail which included Princess Trixie the Educated Horse and the Famous Diving Elk.


Jabour’s Circus of Trained Wild Animals


The Air Ship flies over The Trail where you can see the Trip to Siberia, the Oriental Bazaar, the Haunted Castle and the Canals of Venice. The Air Ship flew to Vancouver, Washington and back. Also, a balloon would go up every half hour to giver fairgoers a birdseye view of the fairgrounds.


The NCR Lecture Pavilion

Agricultural Building

Interior of the Agriculture Building

In the foreground you can see Centennial Park and the Experimental Gardens. In the background, you can see the Ferris Wheel and other amusements and rides.


The Oregon Building


Frederic Remington's statue "Coming Through the Rye" (the four men on horseback) was displayed at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904 and a reproduction was made in plaster for the Lewis & Clark Expo. Behind it is the Sunken Gardens.


Totem Poles at the Lewis & Clark Expo.

The Lake View Terrace.


The Haunted Castle was a popular attraction.


You could take a Trip to Siberia.


The Cascades and Court of Honor was the centerpiece of the prior year’s World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. It was reproduced at the Lewis & Clark Expo in Portland.

Lewis & Clark Expo I

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