Tuesday, May 01, 2007

scruffy little city

While most people were watching "American Idol" tonight, WBIR preempted "Dateline NBC" to air a 10 News special called "25 Years After the Fair." President Reagan opened the 1982 World's Fair here in Knoxville 25 years ago today.

KnoxViews.com has links to several articles about the fair including a MetroPulse retrospective and a 1982 Time Magazine preview. The News Sentinel has extensive multimedia coverage.

Unfortunately, the World's Fair wasn't on my personal radar back in 1982. It's too bad that I never saw a TV commercial for it or I might have realized that I "got to be there." Instead, I've been reading blogs about it. Over the summer I'll have to visit the East Tennessee History Center exhibit and then go see the giant Rubik's Cube when it returns to World's Fair Park.

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