Look Back: St. Louis’ Water Supply
Date: 3/25/2011 Album ID: 1199804
Photos by St.Louis Post-Dispatch photographers and the Missouri History Museum
By Tim O’Neil --- As the World’s Fair was about to open in 1904, chemists at the St. Louis Water Works tried to fix the decades-old problem of the brown hue of the city’s water supply. Mayor Rolla Wells had promised clear water for the fair, but time was running out.