Staged to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal, and drawing over 19 million visitors in only nine months, the Pan-Pacific International Expo rose like a literal jewel from the ashes of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago, Illinois from 1933 to 1934 to celebrate the city's centennial. The theme of the fair was technological innovation. Its motto was "Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms".
The 1939-40 New York World's Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, was one of the largest world's fairs of all time. The fair ran for two seasons and over 44 million people attended.
The Golden Gate International Exposition was held in San Francisco, California to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. The exposition's first season ran from February 18, 1939 through October 29, 1939 and its second season was from May 25, 1940 through September 29, 1940.
The 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The fair ran for two seasons and took place without sanctioning from the Bureau of International Expositions.
Expo 67 was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It was considered to be the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century, with over 50 million visitors and 62 nations participating.
I realize that interests change from time to time, but for someone to have such a vast knowledge of the Fair, and to be so involved in a community, and then, well, abandon it, puzzles me.
One example, Hoodlock, who has something like 2336 posts, and who had a "What Happened This Week at the Fair" and a fascinating "Quiz of the Week" started posting in 2000 and stopped in 2015.
I suppose it's my seeing "Coco" and the time being near the "Day of the Dead" that makes me wonder, and hope these names are never forgotten.
Interesting photo. It's amazing what grabs people's attention. Those people are as mesmerized by that octagonal shape of stone and cement as if it was an Egyptian tomb or an Toltec temple. It's as valuable an archaeological find to them as Tutankamun's tomb was to Howard Carter. Yet it's a fifty year old remnant of what was once a great exposition. It might as well be the Rosetta Stone.
Thank you! I actually have more of them, they were found in storage untouched for decades. They are originals. I'm going to put them all up on ebay. Here's a live listing now for another.