Knoxville's 1982 World's Fair

Knoxville's 1982 World's Fair

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by Martha Rose Woodward
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439622919
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
54 MB
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Meet the Author

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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