• Scott G Gilbert

Bullfighting in St Louis???

Did you know there was bullfighting at the 1904 World's Fair? Wildly, there were two big controversial events...

First, one bullfight ended in a riot after the sheriff stopped the show and the bullring was burned to the ground while the promoter snuck out in disguise.

Next the understudy - Captain E Carleton Bass - shot and killed the principal matador - Don Manuci Cervera - during an argument over money. What a history!

#1904WorldsFair #Bullfighting #StLouisTrivia #ForestPark

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