The 1936-1937 Great Lakes Exposition

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The Great Lakes Exposition was held in Cleveland during the summers of 1936 and 1937, drawing seven million visitors over its two-year run. The exposition was intended to observe the city's centennial anniversary and to celebrate the Great Lakes Region. It was also hoped that it would help lift the city's economy out of the Great Depression. The exposition boasted a staggering array of ever-changing national-level attractions and feature events. In a single day, exposition visitors could experience the latest technological innovations; see a world-class aquatics show; watch a Shakespearean play; ride in a blimp; and hear the music, taste the food, view the architecture, and experience the culture of 40 of the world's countries.
ISBN: 9781467124133
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 179
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Brad Schwartz was born in Cleveland and has resided in Columbus for more than 30 years. Schwartz holds a master of science in urban studies from Cleveland State University and a master of landscape architecture from The Ohio State University. William C. Barrow is head of special collections at Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library and chairman of their Cleveland Memory Project team. Many of the photographs in this book were taken by the author's father in 1936, most of which have never been seen before. Additional images were obtained from the Cleveland Memory Project.
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