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San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for San Francisco’s world’s fair, officially called the Panama Pacific International Exposition in honor of the opening of the Panama Canal in August 1914. 423 more words


Champions, Duke Kahanamoku and Frances Cowells, 1915.


Duke Kahanamoku and Frances Cowells, two of America’s greatest swimmers. The Duke was the hero of the last Olympiad and is the holder of several world’s records, while Miss Cowells holds four American records. 55 more words


Edith Channel's Long Walk


Lawrence, Kansas is 41 miles west of Kansas City. The weather in Lawrence on February 4, 1915, was “generally fair,” though there was a chance of snow in the “west portion” that night. 1,343 more words


The 1915 World's Fair and the City Today

On Wednesday, I had the privilege of joining Jay Turnbull (Page & Turnbull) and Mark L’Italien (EHDD) for a panel discussion at the California Historical Society on the “shadow” of the 1915 World’s Fair, as viewed from San Francisco today. 372 more words


"B" is for the Big Cheese

Once upon a time–about one hundred years ago–San Francisco hosted the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, just nine years after the 1906 earthquake and fire which left more than 400,000 people homeless. 577 more words

Group Hopes To Find New Home For 100-Year-Old Organ Gathering Dust At San Francisco Civic Center

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A 40-ton pipe organ that was one of the largest in the world is in pieces, gathering dust below Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. 272 more words