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JOHNNY AT THE FAIR

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Hi John,

Same to you, and your family, as well as to everyone else here. I had a thought, I`ve seen photographs from past Macy`s Thanksgiving Day parades highlighting the 1939, and 1964 fairs. Maybe next year Macy`s coul;d pay tribute to both fairs in the 2014 parade.

Well, again enjoy the holiday

Fred

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Is this the one that went over to the Boy Scout's exhibit at the Fair?

 

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Ralph, if you can easily put your hands on the photo, could you repost?  I haven't seen many shots of the Boy Scout's exhibit, except for troop patches and merit badges.

Being a scout myself, I remember being slightly underwhelmed by the Scout exhibit.  I don't remember any drive in my troop for donations or anything like it to make a more impressionable showing at the World's Fair, and I know they didn't have the money to put on a bigger show. 

I do remember going to the exhibit, and shaking hands with most the scouts there, some from all over the country.  That I was encouraged to do by my Scoutmaster before I left Massachusetts to go to the Fair.  

Fun times.

 

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Thanks for the link.

Question: Exactly how big was the Boy Scout exhibit?

There are three sizes listed in worldsfairphotos.com. attachments.

1 1/2 acres (per The Wonderful World of Scouting--1965), a little over 1/2 acre (26,851 sq ft) (per The Wonderful World of Scouting), and 1/2 acre (per The Christian Science Monitor).

Was this a case of a bigger exhibit in the planning stages which later got reduced?

From what I remember, it seemed to be about 1/2 acre.

 

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Bill, was this the same model of the Unisphere that was at the Boy Scout's exhibit?  You probably saw it more than anyone else.

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