Sunday, June 8, 2008

Revisiting the 1964/65 New York Worlds Fair on a Hot Day

On a very hot day we took a walk to the Queens Historical Society to here local historian Pierre Montiel talk about the 1964/65 Worlds Fair that was held in Flushing Meadows Park.  He showed about 100 slides featuring attractions including exhibits by General Motors, Ford, New York State, the Vatican, Johnson's Wax, Bell Telephone, and IBM among many others.  It brought back many memories of my going there as a 15 year old with either my friends or family.  It is really a shame that there was never another Worlds Fair in the metropolitan area.  Mr. Montiel said that it cost about $1 Billion in 1964 dollars so the cost today would be prohibitively high.

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