According the the report of the Louisiana Board of Commissioners to the fair, Louisiana Day was "the most conspicuous State day of the exposition." Its highlight was the ceremony reenacting the transfer of Louisiana from France to the United States. The ceremony was a repeat performance of the reenactment held at the real Cabildo in New Orleans on December 19, 1903. Two of the "actors" in the ceremony were direct descendents of the actual participants. Charles F. Claiborne represented his grandfather, Governor W.C.C. Claiborne, and Theodore S. Wilkinson represented his great-grandfather, Brigadier General James Wilkinson. Professor Alcée Fortier, President of the Louisiana Historical Society, represented Colonial Prefect Pierre Clement Laussat.

From Louisiana at Louisiana Purchase Exposition