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While the Midwinter Exposition had been promoted as a celebration of California and San Francisco, the state's next two world's fairs commemorated an event — completion of the Panama Canal. San Francisco's Panama Pacific International Exposition (1915), located along the bay in what would become the Marina District, marked not only the joining of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, but also the rebirth of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906. At its center was the 430-foot high Tower of Jewels, symbolizing the wealth that the Panama Canal would bring to the city by the bay.

Called an "architectural nightmare" by one of its own designers, San Francisco's California Midwinter International Exposition in Golden Gate Park featured exotic buildings and grounds, over which rose an "Electric Tower." Illustrations from an 1894 souvenir booklet.


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Color Views and Guide Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco 1915, Cover

Color Views and Guide Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco 1915, Pages 1-2

Color Views and Guide Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco 1915, Pages 3-5, Panoramic View Left

Color Views and Guide Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco 1915, Pages 6-8, Panoramic View Right

Color Views and Guide Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco 1915, Pages 9-11

Color Views and Guide Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco 1915, Pages 12-14

Color Views and Guide Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco 1915

"Color Views and Guide Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco 1915," 1915
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Beauty Spots of the Exposition.  Hints for the Visitor to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco, 1915

Beauty Spots of the Exposition.  Hints for the Visitor to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco, 1915

Beauty Spots of the Exposition.  Hints for the Visitor to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco, 1915

Beauty Spots of the Exposition.  Hints for the Visitor to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco, 1915

Beauty Spots of the Exposition. Hints for the Visitor to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco, 1915.

"Beauty Spots of the Exposition," 1915
AC 96-02-18
California State Archives
Sacramento, California




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