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While San Diego reused its exposition site, San Francisco built a new island on the bay for the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940), held to celebrate the completion of the San Francisco-Oakland and Golden Gate bridges. Dredging to create Treasure Island was finished in 1937, and over the next two years towers, pavilions, gardens, fountains and exhibit halls rose above the bay. Unlike Euro-centric fairs of the past, the Golden Gate International Exposition looked to the Pacific Rim, and its architecture became an eclectic mix of European, Latin American and Asian. It was a popular attraction for a state and nation coming out of economic depression and on the eve of world war.
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Golden Gate International Exposition, Pageant of the Pacific on Treasure Island-1939, Map

Golden Gate International Exposition. Things you will want to know about the Exposition on Treasure Island

Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939

"Golden Gate International Exposition," 1939
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


California World's Fair, 1940. A Pageant of the Pacific. May 25 - September 29, 1940, Cover

California World's Fair. A Pageant of the Pacific. May 25 - September 29, 1940

"California World's Fair," 1940
AC 96-02-18
California State Archives
Sacramento, California




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