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Columbian Expo Searchlight Still in California?


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#1 worldsfairent

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:45 PM

Here's an interesting batch of online articles about what was once the World's Largest Searchlight-- created for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition-- then shipped off to the California Midwinter Exposition of 1894-- and finally moved and reinstalled atop Echo Mountain as part of the Mt. Lowe Scenic Railway in Los Angeles.

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Its current whereabouts are unknown.

Mt. Lowe's Searchlight

Mt. Lowe Searchlight

Lighthouse Digest - Mt. Lowe Searchlight

#2 Glen Schultzberg

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for posting this Trey. I have been wondering about this for a couple of years--ever since I saw that postcard (or a similar one at least) on Ebay. Thanks for snooping around about it. Hopefully someone will be able to shed some light on this mystery.




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