From 1939: World’s Fair opens in S.F.

Feb. 19, 1939 - The eyes of the world were on Treasure Is... (Chronicle archives / Chronicle archives)Feb. 19, 1939 – The eyes of the world were on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay as the Golden Gate International Exposition opened with pomp and circumstance. The fair drew 127, 222 for the first day. Meanwhile, the clouds of war grew darker as Italy called up reservists, France shipped heavy artillery to Tunisia and FDR warned about the “ugly influence of autocracy.” (Chronicle archives / Chronicle archives)
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