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.
Thanks. I have a LAPD meeting I chair that night and don't think I can make it. Drat. I really would have liked to have seen it. If you hear of any other dates please let me know.
How's the leg doing???
I found something interesting while trying to locate the site of this go-cart ride.
I believe it was located near the Formica Pavilion (house?) in an area called "Enterprise Common". What is interesting is the fact that this area changes its physical shape from the 1964 Time-Life map to the 1964-1965 Time Life map. It seems to widen in the latter map. (Strange)
The question I have is why was this area paved in 1964 with nothing on the site?
There is also a paved (cement?) nearly circular area in the River Commons area (called a Bandshell) which I originally thought was the location.
Interestingly, the area does not show up in the 1964 Time-Life map, but does show up in the 1964-1965 Time-Life map as an area with two access roads.
(Changes from 1964 to 1965:
Bill: It seems an area in the River Commons area was paved for the 1965 season. Also, a larger area was paved in an area called "Parade Ground" behind the Pavilion of American Interiors. The Time-Life maps show the changes and I'm looking for some aerial shots to confirm. I'm not sure if you want to include this in your "Changes During the Fair" topic on your website).