San Francisco’s Jewel City: The 1915 World’s Fair | Book Passage
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Ferry Building | The Embarcadero and Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA
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At this author event with Laura A. Ackley, you’ll learn about the book San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915.
Laura takes readers on an in-depth tour of the PPIE, revealing the dramas of constructing the fair and the displays of culture and industry that awaited within the exposition walls: electrical home appliances, rides in a homemade airplane, a world tour of twenty-one international pavilions, luminous radium crystals, and, of course, a model of the world-changing Panama Canal.
Along the way, we meet famous (and infamous) visitors, such as Theodore Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, and Buffalo Bill Cody. Historian Laura A. Ackley’s compelling text is unparalleled in its breadth of scope and richness of detail, providing social and political context for the fair and offering insight into its legacy today.
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