Nothing New in Paris

How does the saying go?  It’s hard to get them to leave the farm for Paris, once they’ve seen Chicago (or something like that).  From the May 11, 1900 Skidmore Standard, page 2:

The Paris exposition is said to be a tame affair.  Americans who have gone through the grounds say it does not equal the World’s Fair at Chicago, and there is nothing new or original to be seen.

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