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Outside Lands Podcast Episode 52: The 1894 Midwinter Fair

The 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition in Golden Gate Park remade not only the park, but the Richmond and Sunset districts. Midway monkeys are discussed.
Outside Lands San Francisco Podcast - Jan 4, 2014

Outside Lands Podcast Episode 52: The 1894 Midwinter Fair Outside Lands Podcast Episode 52: The 1894 Midwinter Fair

(above) Midwinter Fair, Apr 1894

Acrobat Achille Philion on spiral tower atop walking globe. His first performance at the fair in Golden Gate Park was on April, 1, 1894. Mechanical Arts Building in background.

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