Lost Parks of Northern California: 1915 World’s Fair

Have you ever heard of an an amusement park that was meant to be lost?

Great American Thrills and the American Coaster Enthusiasts (Northern California Region) have released another exciting installment of their popular “Lost Parks of Northern California” web series, hosted by Kris Rowberry.

This latest episode features the Pan Pacific Exposition (World’s Fair) of San Francisco, which took place from February to December of 1915. The fair was seen as a celebration of the recently completed Panama Canal, as well as the city’s recovery from a massive 1906 earthquake.

Highlights of the video include an engineering connection to the Golden Gate Bridge, two private miniature railways still in operation today and the Exposition Organ, which still lies below San Francisco’s Civic Center, in permanent storage.

Watch the episode below:


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