All’s Fair

According to a tweet from The Today Show, Montreal’s Expo ’67 and Knoxville’s 1982 World’s Fair were nothing. There have been nineteen world expositions since the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, but The Today Show called it the “last great World’s Fair.”

Today was the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. I have been looking at photos and video online today and enjoying them tremendously. One of my earliest memories is of going to the Fair with my parents and my aunt and uncle. It was probably in 1965, considering that I was not yet three years old when the Fair opened. I especially remember the dinosaurs and the Swiss Sky Ride.

The New York Times posted several excellent articles about the Fair. Their video coverage is also great.

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  1. Keith Ely says:

    My parents, maternal grandparents and I attended Expo 67. I call still hear grandpa complaining about having to pay $40 for a motel room. The Isrial pavalion had pieces of the Dead Sea Scrools. Riding the tram to the expo I saw the first black nun I could remember.

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