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.
There is a limit to how many Casinos can survive .Atlantic City learned that lesson the hard way losing half of their Casinos. A saturation point has already been reached as the amount of gamblers is not infinite.
The Monticello website is still operating but the place has been hemorhagging money since it opened. There are some indications it is trying to remain open because of the advent of sports betting in NYS, but recent news stories indicate the casino has lost too much money and has closed. None of the recently approved casinos are doing well. Del Lago in Seneca County and Tioga Downs in Tioga County are really struggling. Oddly, the Oneida Nation casino (Turningstone) is doing well and the Oneidas have just opened a new casino called Yellow Brick Road in Chittenango, NY (Syracuse area). Chittenango was the home of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz.
That's sad to hear, Jim. I saw the casino being built and know the area had high hopes for it. I didn't see it being enough of a draw, though, to get people to schelp up there from NYC, and that area is economically depressed (big time) so unlikely to have a lot of local high rollers. I guess they didn't study the history of Atlantic City enough, and Atlantic City has more casino games than Monticello could offer.
That's a wonderful photograph in so many ways. It's cool to realize that flagpole with the eagle is still there. I love that kid's pose. He looks as if he's trying to look tough and with that hat, he needed to be.
It's also interesting for me to realize I stood very near that spot in 1965 for a photo with my sister and parents. I was NOT wearing a hat.