Missouri Pavilion

Missouri's glass-enclosed pavilion presented the theme "First in the Air... First in Space." Among its exhibits was a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane in which Charles A. Lindbergh made his historic New York - Paris flight in May 1927. Also on display were replicas of two space capsules built by the McDonnell Aircraft Company of St. Louis; Mercury capsule Friendship 7, and a Gemini moon capsule.

There were mementos of famous Missourians; author Mark Twain, poet Eugene Field and artists Thomas Hart Benton and George Calab Bingham. There were also separate exhibits depicting the state's natural resources, and the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City.

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