Nov. 21, 2020

World's Fair Part 2 - Chicago, St. Louis & San Francisco

World's Fair Part 2 - Chicago, St. Louis & San Francisco

In this week's episode, I wrap up the 1893 Chicago World's Fair including the brief story of a serial killer, H.H Holmes and dive into both St. Louis and San Francisco's first shot at hosting their own event.

St. Louis vied hard to ensure no one else competed with their fair and fought to have the Summer Olympics held on site and away from the original host city - Chicago.

I end this episode where I began - back in Chicago; albeit under a different set of circumstances for the 1933 Centennial World's Fair. Come back next week as I wrap up the history of World's Fairs in the United States.

Sources Used This Episode:

  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition Issue, The Smithsonian National Postal Museum (LINK
  • St. Louis USA, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, America's Best History (LINK)
  • Herbert Hoover Attends the 1933 World’s Fair, YouTube. (LINK
  • The Panama Pacific International Exhibition, National Park Service (LINK)
  • Shock of the New: The Legacy of the 1893 World's Fair, Back Story Podcast (LINK)