Golden Gate International Exposition

The Golden Gate International Exposition was a World’s Fair that celebrated San Francisco’s two newly built bridges Oakland Bay Bridge and Golden gate Bridge. The Exposition was opened February 18.

The artificial Treasure Islands was build solely for the purpose of the World Fair (see the map on the right of the World’s Fair Exposition). Treasure Islands also served as an airport for the Pan Ams flying boats. During wartimes it served as a naval base, which was in the conrtol of US navy (from 1941 to 1997).

The theme of the Golden Gate International Exposition was Pageant of the Pacific, which primarily showcased the goods of the nations around the Pacific Ocean. San Fransisco also promoted the exposition with the “49-mile scenic drive”, which started from the San Francisco City Hall and ended on the Treasure Island.


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