The new Panama-California World’s Fair at San Diego
The reopening of the San Diego Exposition with gorgeous scenic beauty in a matchless all-the-year-around climate
San Diego Exposition in Southern California, which took place last year simultaneously with the great World’s Fair in San Francisco, has reopened greater than ever under a new name — The Panama-California International Exposition.
In this delightful city in Southern California, in addition to its own attractions of last year, there have been gathered all the most valuable features of the San Francisco Exposition.
Sixteen foreign nations have now sent their exhibits, and the United States Government has moved its great displays down from the northern fair. It is because of the generous participation of the great foreign nations that the new San Diego World’s Fair is now called an International Exposition.
The famous isthmus amusement section, so popular in last year’s San Diego Exposition, has been entirely rebuilt, and the most popular features of the San Francisco amusement zone have been added, with many new diversions not before seen in either exposition. Several of the executives who demonstrated special genius at San Francisco have brought their talents to the new San Diego enterprise.
The exposition will run through until the first of the next year, and will be the scene, from time to time, of many special events of national importance.
There is, perhaps, no spot in the whole world so peculiarly well fitted for an all-the year-around exposition as San Diego. Besides, the fascinating scenic value of its rich and variegated tropical vegetation, it has a climate not too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. The architectural design and color effects of the buildings are exquisite.
With Europe’s doors closed to tourists on account of the war, the exposition will draw heavy attendance throughout the entire year.
– Text from the Richmond Times-Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia) – March 19, 1916