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1998-2008


San Francisco,
California,
USA


Season 1:
1939

Season 2:
1940

Site:
Treasure Island in
San Francisco Bay

 
Celebrating the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Exposition was built on an artificially created island in San Francisco Bay. Originally intended to become an airport after the exposition, it became a naval base in the wake of World War II. It remained in possession of the navy until 1997 when the land was handed over to the City of San Francisco. The island now has housing and film studios. The future of the island has yet to be determined.

San Francisco also hosted the 1894 Mid-Winter Exposition in Golden Gate Park and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
 
 

 
 
Aerial view of Treasure Island during the exposition
 
 
LINKS:
Aerial view map of the site - from the University of California, Berkeley
Photo Gallery - from the New Deal Network
Treasure Island Museum Association


 
 
 
 
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Copyright 1998-2009, Urso Chappell