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#1 2010-05-05 10:17:02

ntc
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Witnesses to New York 's World Fair--1939, 1964

Hi,

I am looking for people who attended these two global events. I am also trying to find historical data about the current use of the sites that formerly hosted those fairs, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, specifically the sports facilities.

If anyone has any information or fun tidbits about the fair please email me.

Thanks for your help,

Natalie

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#2 2011-01-04 02:30:01

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Re: Witnesses to New York 's World Fair--1939, 1964

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#3 2011-03-06 04:49:27

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Re: Witnesses to New York 's World Fair--1939, 1964

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#4 2011-08-16 23:26:37

Sid DaBunneh
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Re: Witnesses to New York 's World Fair--1939, 1964

> ntc wrote:

> Hi,

I am looking for people who attended these two global events. I am also trying to find historical data about the current use of the sites that formerly hosted those fairs, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, specifically the sports facilities.

If anyone has any information or fun tidbits about the fair please email me.

Thanks for your help,

Natalie

I went to the 1964/65 World's Fair about a dozen times.  I doubt if anything today can compare to it.  Even after that, I didn't see about ½ of what there was.  I rode my first ferris wheel there, the Uniroyal tire.  Enjoyed the lifesized dinosaurs at the Sinclair Oil exhibit and remember a rare look at Michaelangelo's Pieta at the Vatican Pavilion.  It was a different time.  The enormous statue was part of a viewing room that resembled a chapel.  You could sit so close to it that you could touch it.  I knew some people in my apartment building who had visited the 1939/40 fair.  They felt that it was better.  It was bigger but better?  I suppose that's up to individual taste.  I've seen the pictures of both fairs and all I know is I wish I could go now as an adult and enjoy it all over again.  The walking would be hard, but definitely worth it.

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