Although the 1893 Chicago’s World Fair is the famous one because of all of the innovations introduced during the fair, Chicago hosted it’s second World’s Fair 40 years later. This World’s Fair celebrated the centennial of Chicago’s incorporation and also had it’s share of wonders.
I was introduced to this World’s Fair when a gentlemen I was interviewing told me about his visit there in 1933 when he was 10 years old. After the interview, I went looking for more information about the fair so that I would be able to ask him better questions about the fair.
Here’s a link to a site with some fun information about the fair. Take a look at some of the information there. I would have liked to visit the fair even today.
There were houses of tomorrow, babies in incubators, a giant sky ride, prototype cars, Frank Buck’s Animal Show, and the first all-star baseball game to name a few of the many things. The Hindenburg even put in an appearance one day.
I’ve never been lucky enough to visit a World’s Fair, but they sound like there is so much to see at any of them that you could spend a week there and not see everything.