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About the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

February 20, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the World’s Fair celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal and showcasing San Francisco—its recovery from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake and fire and its world trade potential. 45 more words

Panama-Pacific International Exposition

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On February 20, 1915, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, a year-long fair showcasing new technology, fine art and wonders from around the world. 443 more words


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