How the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Started the State Flowers Trend

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“After the World’s Fair, states began adopting floral emblems. Some states acted quickly, and others took their time.” May 1, 1893 On this day, the Chicago World’s Fair opened and drew more than 27 million visitors.   The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair developed the concept of the state flower.   At the World’s Fair, each…

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