San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition (Images of America) (Paperback)

San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition (Images of America) By William Lipsky Cover Image
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The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, the rebirth of San Francisco after the disastrous 1906 earthquake, and the world community in general. It was a festive time and one that transformed the swampy San Francisco waterfront into elaborate grounds for sculptures, playgrounds, fountains, and national pavilions. Some say it was the most successful world's fair ever held, bringing together disparate cultures as no other event before or since. Lasting 10 months and covering 635 acres over what is now the city's Marina District, the fair remains in evidence today at the famed Palace of Fine Arts, the only extant structure and a popular and much-photographed local landmark.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738530093
ISBN-10: 0738530093
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: July 13th, 2005
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America