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  1. If you in or near the Cleveland area, please try to stop by Hudson OH this November... Author John Vacha visits the Hudson Library & Historical Societyon Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. to discuss his latest book, “Meet Me on Lake Erie, Dearie! Cleveland’s Great Lakes Exposition, 1936–1937.” Details here: http://hudsonlibrary...GreatLakes.html I have loaned the Library over 50 Great Lakes Expo items from my collection, which will be on display throughout November on the second floor in conjunction with Mr. Vacha's talk. Items include Firestone Tire Ashtrays and Rubber cars, a souvenir model of an art deco service station given out by Sohio, a Milk carton bank, rubber ashtray, paperweights, trivets, a drinking glass, pennants, postcards and maps. Also included are programs from all three main live shows. The Billy Rose Aquacade, which was later featured at the NY Worlds Fair, the Parade of the Years, which became Railroads on Parade at the NYWF, and the Ice Show Winterland. If you are a fan of Cleveland history, the 1930's, or fairs and expos, please stop by Hudson for either the book talk or the display. Also posted in GL Expo topic area before I realized there is an "events" section. I am not connected to the author or publisher. Just a fair collector who decided his collction was getting too big, and decided to focus on a local expo!!
  2. If you in or near the Cleveland area, please try to stop by Hudson OH this November... Author John Vacha on Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. visits the Hudson Library & Historical Society to discuss his latest book, “Meet Me on Lake Erie, Dearie! Cleveland’s Great Lakes Exposition, 1936–1937.” Details here: http://hudsonlibrary.org/EventsFall2010GreatLakes.html I have loaned the Library over 50 items from my collection, which will be on display throughout November on the second floor in conjunction with Mr. Vacha's talk. Items include Firestone Tire Ashtrays and Rubber cars, a souvenir model of an art deco service station given out by Sohio, a Milk carton bank, rubber ashtray, paperweights, trivets, a drinking glass, pennants, postcards and maps. Also included are programs from all three main live shows. The Billy Rose Aquacade, which was later featured at the NY Worlds Fair, the Parade of the Years, which became Railroads on Parade at the NYWF, and the Ice Show Winterland. If you are a fan of Cleveland history, the 1930's, or fairs and expos, please stop by Hudson for either the book talk or the display.
  3. Is the Trylon making a comeback

    Magikbilly, thanks for the overlay. It confirms that I was in the right spot (I got the direction wrong in my first post because I assumed that the mall ran east west) If the mall were 12 and 6 o'clock, the spot I was at was about 2 o'clock. But thinking back to almost a year ago, I don't think the outline was big enough to be the base. I looked some other photos, and the base of the Trylon must've been pretty large. It did make for some intersting speculation, though...
  4. Is the Trylon making a comeback

    Marc --Okay, thanks. I'm still geting the hang of this!!
  5. Is the Trylon making a comeback

    Sorry, while this link is interesting, this is about something else. The World of Food was to be built by the Main Gate in 64 (by the subway ent) not in front of the NYC building where the Trylon-Perisphere and later the Unisphere was built. So the question still remains..what is it, the Trylon, or some underground mechanical structure (to run the fountain, perhaps?). It is coming up at right angles, so it can't be just natural ground heave.
  6. I read somewhere that the Trylon's foundation, built on wooden piles, was rising up (actually the landfill is settling.) I walked the Fairgrounds last Thanksgiving weekend, and sure enough there was something pushing the paving blocks up southeast of the Unisphere. Is this really a relic of the Trylon?
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