Knoxville's 1982 World's Fair

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When the world comes to Tennessee, the world is going to have a good time. Once referred to as the "scruffy little city by the Tennessee River," Knoxville hosted the world’s fair from May 1 through October 31, 1982, and provided one big party for people to visit from all over to witness the live entertainment, parades, displays, exhibits, musical and sporting events, food, costumes, rides, games, and arcades. Based on the theme “Energy Turns the World,” Expo ’82 was the first world’s fair to be held in the southeastern United States in 97 years, hosting 22 countries and more than 11 million people. The news reports of the day declared the "World Came to Knoxville" as it hosted the official international exposition, fully licensed and sanctioned by the Bureau des Expositions Internationales in Paris, France.
ISBN: 9780738568355
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Martha Rose Woodward is a retired school teacher who developed her interests in journalism as well as television and radio production after she left the field of education. Intrigued by the Sunsphere, a unique tower which was built as a theme structure for the 1982 World's Fair, Woodward began looking into the subject, turning her research into the book Knoxville's Sunsphere: Biography of a Landmark (2007). Images of America: Knoxville's 1982 World's Fair builds on this research and includes more than 200 vintage images.
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