The California Midwinter International Exposition

The California Midwinter International Exposition (HM2FJN)

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N 37° 46.23', W 122° 28.066'

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parkland under the diligence of park superintendant John McLaren, but the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse continues to retain much of the character of the California Midwinter Exposition and here it is still fairly easy for park visitors to recall the festive atmosphere of 1894.

World's Columbian Exposition Comes to Golden Gate Park
The idea for the California Midwinter Exposition was born during the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago of 1892. Town booster Michael de Young, founder and publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle, thought to celebrate the warm weather of California and have the first World's Fair west of the Mississippi river. De Young realized that the supplies and exhibits were already in place and would be relatively inexpensive to recycle the World's Columbia Exposition in San Francisco. Also, by using unimproved land in Golden Gate Park he could house the event for free and could heavily promote the Exposition through his newspaper. San Francisco would greatly benefit from a World's Exposition by boosting the depressed economy that was occurring throughout the United States at the time.
Placed BySan Francisco Recreation & Parks
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Date Added Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 546874 N 4180485
Decimal Degrees37.77050000, -122.46776667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.23', W 122° 28.066'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 13.8" N, 122° 28' 3.9599999999999" W
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