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Organization: Food and Concessions

Visitors could dine at any of nine restaurants, including The Great American Restaurant, Trois Frères Provencaux, Restaurant of the South, Lauber's German Restaurant, the French restaurant La Fayette, George's Hill Restaurant, The Dairy, The Vienna Bakery and Coffee-House, or the New England Farmer's Home of 100 Years Ago. Diners complained of the service and the prices at most of these establishments. For quick snacks there were stands selling popcorn, a novelty, as well as waffles, soda water, root beer, and other snacks. The Sons of Temperance erected a fountain serving ice water inside a wooden structure at the intersection of Fountain and Belmont Avenue. Prominent throughout the grounds were cigar stands, bootblacks, and public comfort stations.

 

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