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Gwong Louie working at Chinese Theatre

September 1, 2009

Gwong Louie, of Boise, Idaho, was in charge of the Chinese Theatre at the Exposition. He was known by his American name, Frank G. Louis. Louis invited all of his Boise friends to visit the Tin Yun Kul [Tin Yung Qui] Troupe.

Louis attended school in Boise and Moscow. He visited the Idaho building every morning to look for old friends. He “gave complimentary invitations to all Idahoans to visit the village entertainments, and every Chinese parade had instructions to pay special deference in the way of saluting the Idaho building.”

About 200 to 250 people stopped by the building each day to ask questions abut Idaho’s fruit and grain lands.

Sources: Idaho Stateman, Boise, Idaho, Aug 4, 1908, p 8; Idaho Stateman, Boise, Idaho, Apr 24, 1914;accessed from

Chinese Fireworks, Pay Streak, July 4, 1909

August 25, 2009

Today’s Programme at the Exposition

Chinese fireworks at foot of Pay Streak, 9:30 p.m.

Chinese Fireworks on the 4th of July 1909

Chinese Fireworks on the 4th of July 1909

Other events for the day: Ohio Knights of Pythias, National Woman’s Suffrage Association meeting, Japanese fireworks, Norwegian Evangelical Society concert, Seattle Symphony Orchestra concert, Innes orchestral band concert, Kregars in slack wire exhibition, Donnelly sisters in contortions, flights by Strobel airship.

Yesterday’s attendance: 40,583; total to date, 753,584; daily average, 22,835

Source: The Seattle Post Intelligencer, July 4, 1909, p. 132