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Texas Woman's Fair begins in Houston


On this day in 1915, the Texas Woman's Fair, called the "first of its kind in the world," opened near the Houston City Hall. For six days visitors viewed exhibits of needlework, canning, and artwork and heard tips about milk pasteurizing, sanitary baking, gardening, caring for livestock, and eliminating household pests. A better-baby show and contest at the Rice Hotel encouraged mothers to bring infants for weighing and measuring.

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