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From May 1 through October 31, 1982, Knoxville hosted the world's fair 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. Once referred to as the "scruffy little city by the Tennessee River," Knoxville 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, ...
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From May 1 through October 31, 1982, Knoxville hosted the world's fair 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. Once referred to as the "scruffy little city by the Tennessee River," Knoxville 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. 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738568355
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/11/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Before the Fair 9

2 Opening Day 21

3 Pavilions and Countries 33

4 Exhibits and Activities 65

5 Family Fun Fair 79

6 The Tennessee Amphitheater 87

7 The Sunsphere 93

8 The Problems 99

9 Entertainment 109

10 After the Fair 117

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